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Fort Leavenworth Breaks Ground On New Battleground Simulation Training Center

Fort Leavenworth will have a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a new $15.6 million-dollar battleground simulation training center.

Fort officials say next Wednesday's ceremony will begin construction of the Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity.

The fort says that the center will train the staff and commanders of large units, a CORE or division to help improve communication, coordination and planning skills.

The Army says it will save money by consolidating the training technology; it's currently scattered at each CORE and division headquarters.

Construction of the 36,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by January of 2016.