Fort Hood: New training center dedicated

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for a new training center Tuesday.

The $24 million dollar Training Support Center is dedicated in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sgt. Mike Castaneda Pena of the 1st Cavalry Division, who was killed in action Sept. 5, 1950 at Waegwan, South Korea.

The facility more than 160,000-square-foot facility will support the soldiers’ training requirements and also allow for a consolidation of training support buildings that will reduce the number currently used by 50 percent.

In addition the center will provide training aid and simulators to help prepare soldiers for missions.

The new training center can also help improve military-civilian community relations allowing the Boy's and Girl's Scouts and local community organizations to tour the facility as well as spousal community events and more.