LRAFB breaks ground on new Visitor Control Center

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  • By Airman Cherise N. Vaught
  • 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. – The 19th Airlift Wing broke ground on a new Visitor Control Center during a ceremony at Little Rock Air Force Base, Feb. 10.

The new $1.5 million facility is slated to replace the current VCC, which was constructed in 1955.

“The new Visitor Control Center is Herk Nation’s first impression to the community and our visitors as they come to our base,” said Lt. Col. Korrine Takeyama, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron commander.

According to Takeyama, the new 2,000 square foot facility will include a larger customer waiting area, a men and women’s restroom and increase the work area for 19th Security Forces Squadron personnel.

“The design for this facility was well thought out,” Takeyama said. “It will improve our installation security, offer adequate workspace for our Defenders, and reduce the need for visitors to wait outside the facility.”

The construction of the new VCC is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.