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Wing opens new security forces building

From left: Bill Falkner, mayor of St. Joseph, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, Harry Roberts, presiding commissioner of Buchanan County, and U.S. Air Force Col. Ralph Schwader, commander of the 139th Airlift Wing, attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015. The ceremony was for the opening of the 139th Airlift Wing’s new security forces building. The building is 6,000 square feet and will be used by the 139th Security Forces Squadron which is responsible for protecting the wing’s personnel and property. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane)

From left: Bill Falkner, mayor of St. Joseph, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, Harry Roberts, presiding commissioner of Buchanan County, and U.S. Air Force Col. Ralph Schwader, commander of the 139th Airlift Wing, attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015. The ceremony was for the opening of the 139th Airlift Wing’s new security forces building. The building is 6,000 square feet and will be used by the 139th Security Forces Squadron which is responsible for protecting the wing’s personnel and property. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015. The ceremony was for the opening of the 139th Airlift Wing’s new security forces building. The building is 6,000 square feet and will be used by the 139th Security Forces Squadron which is responsible for protecting the wing’s personnel and property. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, the adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard, speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015. The ceremony was for the opening of the 139th Airlift Wing’s new security forces building. The building is 6,000 square feet and will be used by the 139th Security Forces Squadron which is responsible for protecting the wing’s personnel and property. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The 139th Airlift Wing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its new security forces building at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 10, 2015.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of the Missouri National Guard and Bill Falkner, the mayor of St. Joseph, attended the ceremony.

The building is 6,000 square feet and cost $1.9 million. It will be used by the 139th Security Forces Squadron which is responsible for protecting the wing's personnel and property.

Construction started in November last year.