The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, in partnership with the Air Force and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, broke ground on the new Intelligence Production Complex III in a ceremony held Nov. 5.
The IPC will serve as a state-of-the-art intelligence facility from which NASIC will continue to protect forces all over the world.
This project is part three in a military construction sequence, which included the golf course, the road realignment and the Intelligence Production Complex, according to Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino.
“For the Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, we are proud to be a part of these events and help to deliver for our partners here at Wright-Patterson (Air Force Base),” Crispino said. “This project was awarded this summer, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone as we turn a new corner into the hard work of the construction phase.”
The contract and the Notice to Proceed were awarded slightly ahead of schedule, and it was through the great teamwork of a high-performing project delivery team this was done.
“A lot of hard work has brought us to this point. It is our collective goal to stay true to this milestone,” Crispino said. “We will work diligently and safely to meet the needs and requirements of the Air Force and NASIC, while being mindful that the security components and final accreditation of this project are paramount."
The current schedule is slated to have the NASIC staff move into the new facility in early 2025.
“It’s an exciting time as we embark on this new phase to see this home take shape,” Crispino said. “We are certain to face challenges along the way, and it’s my hope that the spirit of teamwork that has carried us to this point will carry us all the way to the ribbon cutting ceremony.”