Carol Daniel

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An historic landmark at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is about to close for renovations.  The Nutter Field House was built in 1942 to provide recreation for soldiers at the army base.

The closure will take place in two planned phases for interior upgrades and other repairs and improvements. The first phase of the closure is scheduled from June 29 through Aug. 24, and the second phase will take place from Jan. 5 through March 6, 2016.

Rodney Chang, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, U.S. Army Garrison says the Nutter Field House work will focus on upgrading the audio and visual system and performing needed interior repairs and improvements.

He says the analog audio and visual equipment will be replaced with a digital system and LED lights that will be able to be dimmed, will be installed in the main assembly area.  The old ceiling rafters will be stripped and painted as well the interior walls during the Phase II closure next year.

The Military police graduations will be moved to the base theaters during the renovations.

“The upgrades and repairs for Nutter Field House are needed so that we can continue to provide our military, families, civilians and community with a premier facility,” says Chang.

Nutter Field House was named in honor of 2nd Lt. Daniel Nutter, 25th Armored Engineer Battalion, 6th Armored Division, who posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in World War II.

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