Armed forces center for Maine, NH and Mass. receives funding

Posted April 06, 2011, at 6:28 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Federal funding has come through for a training center for armed forces reservists from New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

The Armed Forces Reserve Center in Portsmouth will train doctors, nurses and other health care professionals before deployment. The project was approved in 2005 but there was concern that the funding wouldn’t follow.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire say the Army has approved $2.2 million for the project, bringing the total to $9.2 million.

The senators say the facility will meet the critical goal of providing the best training possible to reservists who will be providing medical care to deployed troops.