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Governor Holcomb and the Indiana National Guard establish the Hamilton County Readiness Center



Atlanta, Indiana – Atlanta, Indiana’s newest readiness facility was officially opened by the Indiana National Guard on Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana’s adjutant general, Major General Dale Lyles, are said to have spoken and broken ground on the new complex during the occasion.

“In May, I proudly signed a budget including $8 million in funding for the Indiana National Guard’s new Hamilton County Readiness Center,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Indiana will continue to invest in supporting the men and women who answer a call to serve at home and abroad, respond to state emergencies, and secure our peace and freedoms.”

According to a press statement, the facility, which is expected to open in 2026, would occupy around 66,000 square feet on a 55-acre state-owned tract of property in Hamilton County. The 38th Sustainment Brigade headquarters company, together with its detachment and special troops battalion, the 338th Signal Company, and around 300 Hoosier Guardsmen, will be housed at the center. The American Disabilities Act, the existing code, and the Anti-terrorism Force Protection regulations will all be met by the new building.

“The three units that will be supported here work together to support approximately 10,000 soldiers in support of large-scale combat operations and state active duty,” said Lyles. “Ensuring we’re always ready means ensuring our training and our facilities are modern and that we attract talent to the thrilling and fulfilling multitude of part-time careers we offer.”

In addition to the Hamilton County readiness facility, which will house Indiana National Guard forces in the next decades, officials claim that since 2019, the State of Indiana has spent over $9 million updating the readiness centers in Bluffton, Danville, and Martinsville.