St. Louis storage center for military records to switch locations

Thursday, March 25, 2010 | 9:48 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Creation of a new home for storage of millions of military records in suburban St. Louis is on track to be completed by next year.

The National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis is the nation's largest repository for military records.

The center will move to a new, 500,000-square-foot facility in north St. Louis County.

Bryan McGraw of the National Archives and Records Administration told KMOX radio on Wednesday the new facility will allow better handling of the 1.5 million requests for information received each year.

The recession slowed and almost derailed the move to the facility. The project was originally announced in September 2008, days before the financial collapse


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