Oct 17, 2013 at 8:52 am
The north Dakota national guard has announced plans to shutter two of 23 armories -- hazen and cavalier. The guard says closing the two sites will save money in light of changing national strategies and funding cuts due to sequestration. guard cammander david sprynczynatyk says the move to regionalize will reduce state costs needed to modernize outdated facilities. it also has the potential to bring in federal dollars for new construction in key population areas closer to where a majority of soldiers live. The hazen armory has been in use since 1977. the cavalier facility opened in 1946. the hazen soldiers will move to minot and the cavalier soldiers will transition to grand forks.