180th Fighter Wing breaks ground on new facilities
Two new buildings are about to be constructed at the 180th Fighter Wing Ohio Air National Guard base on Eber Road at the Toledo Express Airport.
On July 10, the guard held a groundbreaking for the wing’s latest military projects–new Aerospace Control Alert aircraft hangars and a personnel deployment facility–with representatives from state and local government on hand for the ceremony.
R.J. Runge of Port Clinton is constructing the first project, a 29,000-square-foot aircraft hangar, at a cost of $8.5 million.
The hangars are in direct support of the NORAD Aerospace Control and NORTHCOM homeland defense mission begun at the wing in 2008.
Lt. Colonel Jeremy Ferguson said the hangar will be a permanent facility, replacing tent-type structures currently used. The hangar will feature four bays to house the largest planes in the fleet, he explained, adding that the current hangars will be taken down and repurposed. The project is expected to be complete in October 2020.
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