25 total armories to close

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Alabama National Guard announced Wednesday it would close six more armories than the 15 originally announced in a long-term plan.

“Over the past six years, the Alabama National Guard has identified over $100 million dollars of deferred maintenance, repair, and modernization requirements for facilities constructed from 1950 to 1990 that fail to meet the Army’s mission requirements of quality, quantity and mission support,” the guard announced in a press release.

The six added were Huntsville Winfield, Alexander City, Demopolis, Marion and Eufaula. Armories in Albertville and Monroeville have already closed, and the national guard also expects to close Sheffield, Scottsboro, Vernon, Jasper, Aliceville, Sylacauga, Camden, Fort Deposit, Jackson, Brantley, Elba, Geneva and Hartford.