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Posted 4/3/2015

Release no. 15-010


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Patrick Bray
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and Beale Air Force base broke ground today on a $53.7 million intelligence facility at the base near Marysville.

The two-story, 85,000-square-foot facility will be built by Swinerton Builders of Arvada, Colorado. When completed in February 2017, Air Force personnel will use the building to process intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

“The new operations facility will aid Beale personnel in their global surveillance mission,” said Ken Wing, Sacramento District project manager.

Beale is a training facility and airbase for the U.S. Air Force’s 9th Reconnaissance Wing and is home to some of the nation’s most sophisticated manned and unmanned aircraft, including the U-2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely-piloted aircraft.

Swinerton Builders is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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