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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 633-94
November 08, 1994

ARMED FORCES RADIO & TV SERVICE BROADCAST CENTER TO MOVE

The Broadcast Center of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service will move from its current, 28-year-old facility in Sun Valley, Calif., to a year-old building at March Air Force Base, near Riverside, Calif. The move will occur this fiscal year.

The move is being made to more efficiently use a new facility made available by a restructuring of the Air Force Combat Camera Service. Also, savings will accrue by not replacing an aging air conditioning system, and by not renewing a costly civilian contract security force at the Sun Valley site. In addition, the government expects revenue from the sale of the Sun Valley facility. The AFRTS center will share the building with the Defense Visual Information Center already at that location. The Air Force constructed the 119,000 square foot building as a state-of-the-art media center capable of high tech television and audiovisual production.

The Broadcast Center provides centralized radio and television service to Department of Defense personnel serving overseas. The Center employs 53 military and 93 civilian personnel.