Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:44

Training our citizen soldiers

The Maine Regional Training Institute grand opening

BANGOR There's a new training space for Maine's National Guard tucked away on Hildreth Street. Many wouldn't even know that a new 105,849 square-foot state-of-the-art facility even exists. But it does, and members of the National Guard from across the country are making use of the training offered there.

Officially called the 240th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI), it is the primary military training site for military personnel in the state. And they don't use the term 'state of the art' lightly. The campus offers something called 'flexible training space,' which allows the classrooms to be adapted to suit various applications. Though it technically opened for classes in early August, the RTI held its grand opening ribbon cutting on Oct. 12.

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