Maryland Air Guard Starts Headquarters Construction

The Maryland Air National Guard broke ground on a new $11.8 million headquarters building for the 175th Wing at Warfield ANG Base in Middle River, northeast of Baltimore. The new facility will consolidate personnel from the wing staff, mission support group, and medical group under the same “green” roof, according to the wing’s Oct. 9 release. The 31,500-square-foot building will include office space, a command section, medical clinic, and training classrooms. When it is complete “we’ll have what we need to be good stewards of the community and the environment,” said Brig. Gen. Allyson Solomon, Maryland’s assistant adjutant general-air. The ground-breaking ceremony took place on Oct. 2. Wing officials anticipate that the building will be completed by June 2014. (Warfield report by 2nd Lt. Jessica Donnelly)