A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 11 marked the unveiling of the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center at Selfridge Research Park.

“The purpose of the Kelly Johnson Joint All-Domain Innovation Center is to provide opportunities (and a location) for all military members, government, and industry professionals to research, problem solve, and collaborate in direct support of state, national, and Michigan leadership objectives,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in a National Guard article.

Officials say the new innovation will align with national assets including the National All-Domain Warfighting Center at Camp Grayling and Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.

“Michigan continues to bring together the greatest academic, commercial and military minds to develop new ways of protecting our service members and securing our nation,” said  Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist who attended the ceremony.

Photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson