Ground breaking ceremony for the Small Arms Range
By SMSgt Ray Lloyd, 107th Airlift Wing
/ Published March 22, 2011
Niagara Falls, NY -- In a ceremony held here March 22, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Niagara County Legislator William Ross, 914th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Mark Murphy, 107th Airlift Wing Commander Col. Jim McCready, and others stuck shovels into earth, kicking off construction for the 28,300 square foot, fully enclosed facility.
Estimated to be completed in early 2012, the range will have 21 firing lanes, enabling the United States military, Department of Defense, federal and local law enforcement personnel to conduct weapons training in a state-of-the-art environment year-round, saving thousands of dollars in range fees and manpower requirements.