Maine National Guard getting new headquarters in Augusta


AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine National Guard is celebrating the beginning of construction of its new Joint Forces headquarters in Augusta.

The guard is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility located near the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery off Civic Center Drive on Thursday.

It will be called Camp Chamberlain after former Maine governor, Civil War hero and adjutant general Maj. Gen. Joshua Chamberlain.

It will be the home to Army National Guard and Air National Guard members focused on human resources, intelligence, operations, logistics and resource guidance.

Several services will remain at Camp Keyes after the new headquarters is complete, including veterans outreach services, training sites and facilities maintenance.