In Other News: Virginia Post Needs to Upgrade Main Gate; Former W.Va. Navy Site Slated to Become Treatment Facility

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates has submitted an amendment to the state budget allocating $700,000 for the purchase of 30 acres of land in Newport News to provide space for Fort Eustis to build a new entry control point. The post’s main gate currently does not meet the Army’s anti-terrorism and force protection standards, reports 13 News Now. “One of the things we are always concerned about is the base realignment commission that’s going to be coming,” said Del. Mike Mullin. … The former Navy Information Operations Command Sugar Grove, a 122-acre communications facility located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia, will be turned into a 95-bed treatment facility for individuals dealing with substance abuse. The Highlands of Sugar Grove is expected to open in July and create an estimated 200 jobs, reports WHSV. The site was sold via auction for $4.0 million in December 2016 after the Navy closed it the previous year.

Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton


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