ATC tower groundbreaking

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Honored guests dig up the first soil for the new air traffic control facility here during a special groundbreaking ceremony March 15. The new ATC tower, with a programmed cost of $7.4 million, will replace an existing structure built in 1965. From left are Meredith Perks, case manager for Congressman Joe Donnelly; John Gilpin, 434th Air Refueling Wing honorary wing commander; Terry Albaugh, 434th Operations Support Squadron air traffic manager; Col. Nicholas Desport, Air Force Reserve Command A7 deputy director of installations; Col. William T. "Tim" Cahoon, 434th ARW commander, Tom Weatherwax, Grissom Community Council vice president; Marques Pflum, staffer for Senator Dan Coats; and Jessica Mullins, contracting company project manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

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