Story by SGT H. Marcus McGill on 02/20/2018The new 85,550 squarefoot, $16 million facility is designed to train and support nearly 600 Army Reserve soldiers. The center replaces three aging facilities in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The event marked the official grand opening of the 15.5-acre McLeansville Army Reserve Center on Knox Road.
The state-of-the-art building features the latest in training and administrative resources, classrooms and fitness center. Consolidating the facilities benefits the Soldiers. Sergeant Rosalyn Chamberlain, Supply Sergeant for the 396th Medical Company, a tenant unit, said the Soldiers are excited about the new center.
"The best part of having this new facility is that it improves cohesion among the units in the area," said Stallworth, a Greensboro resident stationed full-time at the facility. "We are all able to train in one location. Because it is a new facility, everything is uniform, organized and easier to access. Our vehicles are in one place and we can cut down on travel costs between the centers."
Several community leaders, business leaders, elected officials, staff members and veterans groups attended the ceremony.
Lieutenant Colonel Ken Boes, incoming Commander of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, said the new facility will help his unit's capability. Boes took command of the unit in a separate ceremony following the event.
"We are excited to move into a beautiful new modern facility that will help us train to improve and maintain readiness while remaining here in the community," said "The Soldiers will benefit for years to come and we are grateful to the American taxpayers and the residents of the Triad for their continued support."
The 81st Regional Support Command supports 50,000 Army reservists in nine southeastern
States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.