Construction begins on Nevada Guard maintenance shop
Sgt 1st Class Erick Studenicka
LAS VEGAS – A ceremony here April 13 hosted by Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Bill Burks marked the beginning of construction on the state-of-the art Nevada Army Guard’s Las Vegas Field Maintenance Shop.
The Las Vegas FMS is located adjacent to the Las Vegas Readiness Center at 4500 W. Silverado Ranch Boulevard. The shop is set to replace the Nevada Guard’s current shop located in Henderson that dates to 1971.
When completed, the field maintenance shop will provide field and sustainment support for more than 10 southern Nevada Army Guard units. The facility will conduct maintenance on a variety of wheeled- and tracked-vehicles, small arms equipment, and communications and electronics devices.
The budget for the field maintenance shop is $23 million with the majority of the funding stemming from federal monies. When completed, the approximately 67,000 square-foot facility will include vehicle maintenance bays, tool shops, storage rooms, administrative offices, a break room, a locker room and additional military support space.
Construction of the field maintenance shop marks the 10th major construction project undertaken by the Nevada Army Guard since 1995. Work on a new readiness center in North Las Vegas is also ongoing.
“The addition of the new field maintenance shop is a welcome and much-needed addition to our building inventory,” said Chief Warrant Officer Tom McElroy of the Facilities Management Office. “This type of facility has been sorely needed and will provide the space needed to properly maintain military vehicles as well as a wide assortment of other equipment.”