On Friday Lt. Gov. Tim Murray joined other state and local officials for the offical groundbreaking ceremony for the new Massachusetts National Guard Readiness Center on Speen St.
The new facility will be 49,525 Sq. Ft. and will be occupied by about 275 soldiers from the Guard's 26th Manuever Enhancement Brigade and 182nd Area Support Medical Company once completed. The expected completion date is in 2014.
"The National Guard has a longstanding relationship with Natick," Major General L. Scott Rice said. "The National Guard resides in communities all across the Commonwealth and will continue to respond in times of need. It's an honor and a privilege to call Natick a partner with the National Guard once again."
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Rice also mentioned that 3 acres of land had been partitioned off near the lake for a park for people in Natick.
Murray talked about one of the benefits for having this new readiness center in Natick is the fact that they like to look for partnerships, and Natick Labs is in town. He stated that Natick Labs has some innovative technology that is really helping to enhance the military presence in the area.