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National Guard commemorates renovations at Dubuque Readiness Center

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Renovations are completed at the Dubuque Readiness Center and to celebrate, the Iowa National Guard is hosting a rededication ceremony.

The rededication is at the center at 5001 Old Highway Rd. on Thursday at 1 p.m. Representatives from federal, state and local governments will participate in the commemoration.

The building was originally constructed in 1985 with 24,388 square feet of space, and in 2006, an additional 7,510 square feet was added.

The center's latest renovation project started in October 2012 and cost $2.3 million. The project included adding a high-efficiency geothermal water heating system with new doors and windows. A new kitchen, pantry, fitness room and loading dock were also added to the center, and outside, new fencing and concrete parking spaces were added.

About 200 soldiers are assigned to the Readiness Center from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry; Company D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry; and Detachment 1, Company E, 334th Brigade Support Battalion (Forward Support Company).

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