UPDATE: FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Construction has officially begun on Baer Field Heritage Park.
Elected officials joined past and present members of the military in picking up shovels during the ground breaking ceremony at the 122nd Fighter Wing Thursday.
When completed late this fall, the park will be open to the community and showcase aircraft flown out of the 122nd from 1947 to present day.
Adjutant General for the Indiana Army and Air National Guard, Major General Marty Umbarger, says, "This fighter wing is renowned throughout in the Air National Guard of the Nation for it's many deployments. So, today we broke ground on Heritage so that we can show every one of the aircraft over the years, from World War II to modern times, that's been flown here."
State Senator Tom Wyss was once a member of the 122nd Fighter Wing when he was in the Air Guard. He says, "This is pretty exciting for me, because it represents a long period of time and thousands of people who have been out here. I think this will be a way to honor them in the future, and I'm very proud that I was once a member out here."
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The 122nd Fighter Wing is beginning construction on Baer Field Heritage Park Thursday morning.
The Park will be open to the community and will display aircraft that were flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing from 1947 to present day.
We’ll have more on what this means for our community today on the Networks of Indiana’s NewsCenter.
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