Senator Roy Blunt visits Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A National Guard facility expansion will save the Federal Government millions of dollars a year.

Senator Roy Blunt stopped by the aviation repair hangar called ‘AVCRAD’ in Northwest Springfield.

A new building was named in his honor.

The expansion means 200 more jobs coming to the Ozarks.

Blunt also highlighted the cost savings of the new hangar which has a budget of around 30 million dollars.

However, the work done at AVCRAD will save 40 million dollars in costs in the first year alone.

Soldiers repair broken helicopter parts at a fraction of the cost to buy it new.

Once completed in the fall of 2020, AVCRAD will be saving the government over 200 million dollars a year.

Senator Blunt also thanked troops for their hard work and service.

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