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Michigan Nat’l Guard facility modernization starts with Grand Ledge

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Grand Ledge Armory Women's Facility

Michigan has finished its latest step in modernizing its national guard facilities

The Grand Ledge Armory is one of many slated for renovations to make military accommodations more gender inclusive in the state.

Staff Sergeant Chandra Taylor is a new mother. She says women-focused upgrades at her armory, like a lactation room, help with her productivity.

“There was nowhere for me to pump before now I have a room that I can go into, take my laptop, work, pump, I can still provide for my son, and I can still do my job as a soldier.”

The U.S. Army previously required commanders to designate a specific space for lactation.

With the help of federal funding, the state has set 100-million-dollars aside for updating over 30 national guard facilities total.