WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii — Army leaders from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, the 25th Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground today on a multi-year aviation maintenance project designed to replace the aging 90-year old World War II era facilities.
“For 90 years, these hangars have truly supported the Army well. Now, we look to the future, and this hangar will house the future generation of Army aircraft and aviators,” said Col. Daniel Misigoy, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii commander.
The $80-million state-of-the-art aviation maintenance facility is expected to take three years to complete, and will provide the 25th Infantry Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade with a modern maintenance facility complete with leading edge technology, high-speed connectivity, and ample space to support pilots, crews and their aircraft during their missions at home and abroad.
Misigoy continued, “Serving our nation here in the most consequential region and at one of the most consequential times in our nation’s history, our future Army aviators will train on and maintain Army aircraft that they will fly alongside our partner nations across the Pacific.”
The project was awarded to Honolulu based company, Hensel Phelps, and will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located at Fort Shafter.
The new hangar is the first of three maintenance structures that will be built to support the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.