Governor to Dedicate New National Guard Center in Grand Island

As we take time this Memorial Day weekend to remember those who died in the line of duty, today's soldier's prepare in the newest facilities.

The Nebraska National Guard has completed work on it's newest Readiness Center. The $18 million building contains 92,000 square feet of space. It's part of the helicopter base at the Grand Island airport.

And as Maj. Dustin Wilkie told us last year, they appreciate the support in central Nebraska.

He said, "We are embedded in the community here, most of us are native Nebraskans, commute from all the tri-cities and all towns from around. Tons of supports from neighbors and communities, it's been a great relationship."

Chinook helicopters have been deployed to the war fight in Afghanistan, and were also part of peacekeeping missions in Kosovo.

The new headquarters will be officially dedicated Tuesday. Gov. Dave Heineman will be part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony.