Sen. Kissel: Improvements to Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks Will Benefit Region

April 23, 2013

Sen. John A. Kissel today welcomed the news that a new entry control facility will be built at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks.

The State Bond Commission put the $1.47 million project on its April meeting agenda. The facility will support a new $32 million federally funded Combined Support Maintenance Shop for the Connecticut National Guard.

“These projects will create or retain hundreds of construction-related jobs,” Sen. Kissel said. “They will continue to bolster north-central Connecticut’s reputation as a key training center for civilian and military leaders, and they will also provide a boost for the local economy. We are so proud of our Connecticut National Guard, and this is a wise investment in our regional security infrastructure.”

Among the multiple operations located at the facility are disaster training and canine training. In 2010, Sen. Kissel participated in the New England Disaster Training Center ribbon cutting at Camp Hartell. The $8 million training center, paid for through federal funds, provides participants with an opportunity to learn, practice, and integrate clinical, logistical, and leadership skills when responding to biological, natural, and man-made disasters.

Camp Hartell is directly across from Bradley International Airport on Route 75 and North Street, about three miles from the exit onto Route 75. The camp is named after First Lieutenant Lee Hartell of the 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Hartell entered service at Danbury and was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Korea on August 27, 1951.