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Army Warehouse To Go Up On Seabee Base

When it's built, the Army Reserve warehouse will be almost identical to those already being used by the Seabees. The warehouse is climate controlled to help keep the equipment inside in good condition. It will store equipment not needed on a daily basis, but that could be used in a deployment.

Gulfport is the first location selected by the Army Reserve for this new type of storage facility. Army officials chose the Seabee Base because of its proximity to the port of Gulfport.

"It will allow our units here in the southeast and south central parts of the United States to be much better positioned to deploy around the world," Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Thomas Plewes said.

"We consider ourselves and are recognized in the Navy as the premier logistics and deployment center in the United States Navy and now we're going to be that for the U.S. Army, also," Seabee Commander Capt. Brian Kelm said.

Construction on the warehouse will begin later this year. The first phase of the project will cost $12 million. When all three phases are completed, the warehouse will be 500,000 square feet.

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