January 3, 2007

Purdue, Indiana National Guard to announce plans for Muscatatuck facility

Purdue University and the Indiana National Guard will collaborate on a major effort involving homeland security training at the Muscatatuck Indiana National Guard site south of Indianapolis, officials will announce Thursday (Jan. 4).

Other partners in this effort include the Purdue Homeland Security Institute, the U.S. Army, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana State Police. Muscatatuck, a 1,000-acre, 70-building facility, is located about 60 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

President President Martin C. Jischke will join Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, at a formal announcement scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Stout Field, which is located at 2002 S. Holt Road, about a mile east of Indianapolis International Airport near Interstate 70 and Airport Expressway. At the event, Jischke and Umbarger also will announce specific details about the collaboration.

We will provide video, photo and audio coverage of the event shortly after the announcement is made. Also available will be B-roll footage of research under way at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute in Discovery Park as well as file footage from Muscatatuck.

For more information, contact Phillip Fiorini, Purdue News Service, at (765) 496-3133, (765) 427-3009,

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