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October 11, 2011

National Archives Dedicates New National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis October 15

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WHAT:  Formal dedication of the new National Personnel Records Center in St Louis. Following the 10 AM ceremony, there will be a flyover two Fairchild Republic  A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 303rd Fighter Squadron of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, a static display of historic military vehicles provided by the Mid-America Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, and an opportunity to take a tour of the new facility and view the exhibition “Documented Rights.”

WHO:  Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero

The Honorable William “Lacy” Clay, Jr.,
            U.S. Congressman

The Honorable Roy Blunt,
            U.S. Senator

The Honorable Allison A. Hickey,
            Under Secretary for Benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs

Major General Angela Salinas, USMC,
            Director of Manpower Management Division

Colonel Patricia S. Blassie, USAFR,
            Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center

Mr. Jason Klumb,
            Regional Administrator, Heartland Region
            United States General Services Administration

The Honorable Charlie A. Dooley,
            St. Louis County Executive

Mr. Charles H. Moody,
            Senior Vice President, The Molasky Group of Companies

Mr. Irwin A. Molasky,
            Chairman, The Molasky Group of Companies

WHEN:          10 AM, Saturday, October 15, 2011

WHERE:        National Personnel Records Center
                        1 Archives Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63138-1002

The National Personnel Records Center is in suburban North St. Louis County, near the intersection of U.S. 367 and Interstate 270.  It is off of Dunn Road, next to Hazelwood East Middle School.  For GPS purposes, use 1829 Dunn Road as the address.

From Lambert St. Louis International Airport, take I-270 East, exit left onto Bellefontaine Road, and take the first left onto Dunn Road. The NPRC will be on the right, at 1 Archives Drive.

About the National Personnel Records Center

The National Personnel Records Center is one of the National Archives and Records Administration's largest operations. It is the central repository of personnel-related records for both the military and civil service employees of the United States Government. Its mission is to provide world class service to government agencies, military veterans and their family members, former civilian Federal employees, and the general public.

The new National Personnel Records Center has the capacity to store 2.3 million cubic feet of records.  Holdings include more than 100 million Official Military Personnel Files, Organizational and Auxiliary files, and Official Personnel Folders of former civilian Federal personnel who separated prior to 1973.  The new facility is the home to over 700 NPRC staff and 14 other Federal agencies. It contains a state-of-the-art preservation laboratory for records conservation, two large research rooms and a multi-purpose room for meetings, exhibits and public outreach.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.

In St. Louis, contact Wanda Williams at (314) 801-9313 or wanda.williams@nara.gov.

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