Grissom Air Reserve Base cuts ribbon on new Aerial Port Facility

USACE - Louisville District
Published June 6, 2022
Updated: June 6, 2022

Grissom Air Reserve Base, in Miami County, Indiana, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Aerial Port Facility, June 3, 2022. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District managed the design and the construction of the project. 

The $10 million facility is home to the 49th Aerial Port Squadron and it’s 122 airmen responsible for preparing and loading cargo onto military planes. The new 11,870 square-foot building, which sits on four acres, includes dedicated classrooms, computers, areas for command support staff, storage for equipment, an indoor training space and is conveniently located next to the airfield ramp. 

“Great work by the team on finishing this project, it will provide critical training capability for the Air Force Reserve,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Commander Col. Eric Crispino. 

The newly constructed facility gives aerial porters their own dedicated space to conduct training, process air cargo, load and unload aircraft and perform joint inspections of cargo and equipment used for air transportation and will be utilized for decades to come.