Ravenna — The former Ravenna arsenal is on a short list to be the future location of a ballistic missile interceptor base, federal officials said last week.
Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is one of five sites being considered by the Department of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency as an interceptor deployment site, it was announced by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.
The training center is about two miles east of Ravenna and consists of the 21,418-acre former World War II army ammunition plant now used by the Ohio Army National Guard for training.
The other sites being considered include Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont; SERE Training Area at Naval Air Station Portsmouth, Maine; Fort Custer Training Center in Michigan and Fort Drum in New York.
For more details, read the Advocate's Sept. 18 edition.