Building 250 to Be Demolished

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  • By Staff Sgt. Rich Murphy
  • 185th Public Affairs
A few sections of the 185th Air Refueling Wing packed up their offices and moved across the street. The Communications Flight, Public Affairs, and Equal Opportunity moved from Building 250 to Building 235 as part of Siouxland's Harbor Drive Re-alignment project this weekend.

The new re-alignment project aims to improve industrial development in the area. Current plans include redesigning the roads system. Over the next month building 250 will be demolished to make room for a new road.

Lt. Col. Kerry Gill, Commander of the 185th Communications Flight, said over the last two years she and her colleagues took on the daunting task of planning the move. "We had to completely re-design the Communications Infrastructure. That means figuring out where our equipment is going to go and re-routing the circuitry."

With the infrastructure in place, Airmen have now begun setting up their new home in 250, known by many as "the old engine shop."

However, the new building is much smaller and many are having to do a lot of downsizing. "We are trying to fit everything we had in that big building into a building about half as big," said Gill. She added, "But being closer together should make us more of a tight-knit Squadron."

Building 250 is located just west of the Sioux City Air National guard's main base. The new location is located on the main base. Public Affairs officer, 2nd Lt. Jeremy McClure said, "This move is actually good for us. Being on this side of the base side makes all of our jobs a lot easier. It gets us a little bit closer to everyone else."

Building 235 should only be a temporary location. Currently the Iowa National guard Bureau is proposing a new building project that will house the Communications Flight, Public Affairs, Equal opportunity, and the Services Squadron, including a new dining facility.

The phone numbers and contact information for all of the sections affected by the move remain the same. For more information on this move, contact Public Affairs at or (712) 233-0809.

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