Fort Rucker breaks ground on $32 million training facility

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FORT RUCKER, Ala. (WTVY) - Fort Rucker is putting its extensive collection of army aviation aircraft and equipment to use. They will be integrated into a new training support facility.

Leaders on the army post broke ground on the new training facility Thursday afternoon.

Courses taught there will include the artifacts and new technology into the material.

"The thought being that they've been out in the field,” said Director of the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker Robert Mitchell. “They've flown the machines. They've worked on them. They've controlled them. Now, they come back and we take them through how they've evolved to the point that they're at."

The facility costs $32 million and will take a little more than 2 years to build.