Grissom cuts ribbon on new $7.4 million ATC tower

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Grissom leadership, elected officials and representatives, and construction personnel cut a ribbon opening a new $7.4 million air traffic control tower here Aug. 3. Pictured from left are Mike Karickhoff, Indiana state representative; Tom Weatherwax, Grissom Community Council president; Col. Luke Leonard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lousiville District commander; Bob Ulibarri, 434th Operations Support Squadron airfield operations manager; Terry Albaugh, 434th OSS air traffic manager; William Butt, owner of a construction company; Col. Don Buckley, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander; David Murtaugh, northwest Indiana region director for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats; Col. Christopher Amend, 434th Operations Group commander; Jim Walker, mayor of Peru, Ind.; Tresa Baker, special assistant to U.S. Rep. Dan Burton; and Meredith Perks, case manager for U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

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