Portman Announces Senate FY 2021 NDAA Authorizes $15 Million for National Guard Readiness Center in Columbus

Columbus National Guard Readiness Center is Critical for Ohio National Guard Operations

June 24, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced the Senate’s FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes $15 million for the construction of a new Guard Readiness Center in Columbus, Ohio. This new construction will replace aging and inadequate facilities, and serve as the single gathering point for all assigned Ohio National Guard troops, and a mobilization point for State and Federal activation of troops. This project will help the Ohio National Guard meet its readiness objectives to support the people of Ohio and their federal activation missions.  

“The men and women of the Ohio National Guard work hard to keep us safe and secure and serve our communities,” said Portman. “As we have seen in just the past few months, the National Guard not only supports our security efforts but has played a critical role in responding to the coronavirus pandemic that has affected all of our lives. As they continue to do important work around Ohio, I’m pleased that the Senate’s NDAA includes this funding to construct a new Readiness Center that will support the operations of the Ohio National Guard troops in times of crisis.”