AUGUSTA, Maine — The new Maine National Guard Joint Force Headquarters is taking shape in Augusta.

Officials say construction is about 70 percent complete, and Camp Chamberlain is due to be completed by year’s end. Col. Norm Michaud tells the Kennebec Journal that personnel will begin moving from the existing headquarters to the 100,000-square-foot, two-story building in January.

The move will bring together the headquarters staff of the Army and Air National Guard for the first time. Work on the $32 million project began in 2015.

Camp Keyes, next to Augusta State Airport, will remain in use after the Guard headquarters moves to Camp Chamberlain, named for the Maine Civil War hero and governor.

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