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Kirtland Gets More Room for Space Development and Test

Public Affairs
Published April 12, 2012
KIRTLAND AFB, N.M.,- Pictured (left to right): John Garcia, director of economic development, City of Albuquerque; Thomas Berardinelli, director of staff, 377th Air Base Wing; John Moreno, chief of Engineering and Construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Roger Newell, veterans affairs liaison, City of Albuquerque; Col. Carol P. Welsch, acting director, Space Development and Test Directorate; and Leah Moran, wife of Col. Moran, director, Space Development and Test Directorate, who is deployed to Afghanistan.

KIRTLAND AFB, N.M.,- Pictured (left to right): John Garcia, director of economic development, City of Albuquerque; Thomas Berardinelli, director of staff, 377th Air Base Wing; John Moreno, chief of Engineering and Construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Roger Newell, veterans affairs liaison, City of Albuquerque; Col. Carol P. Welsch, acting director, Space Development and Test Directorate; and Leah Moran, wife of Col. Moran, director, Space Development and Test Directorate, who is deployed to Afghanistan.

Members of the District joined Kirtland Air Force Base leadership, public officials and many others in a celebration March 15 for the completion of new building 415a for research.

The project is a two-story, open storage building that will support the mission of the base’s Space Development and Test Directorate.

The Directorate’s Acting Director Col. Carol P. Welsch praised the $4.5 million project and the Corps’ role in the building’s completion, saying it was finished on time and budget. 

John Moreno, chief of Engineering and Construction Division, represented the Corps and helped cut a ribbon to symbolize that the building is now ready to be occupied.