Despite cuts, facility expands, focuses on training mission


New barracks and a mess hall under construction at Camp Atterbury on Tuesday. The new facility will hold about about 160 people.

CAMP Atterbury is planning a massive construction project to add living quarters and dining space, projects that are still on track and needed, officials said, despite more than 500 job cuts last year.

The $75 million project to add barracks, a dining hall and new buildings at the railhead at the military post in southern Johnson County will be finished this year after being planned for decades.

About 100,000 troops are expected to train at the facility and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center this year.

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