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1/ Today, the #TAMUS Board of Regents voted for the creation of a $130MM combat development complex at the Texas A&M System's @RELLIScampus, where the @armyfutures will be putting the future to the test.

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2/ “We are humbled and grateful to the people of #Texas, Texas elected leaders & the Texas A&M System for the opportunity to further develop our strategic partnership through the establishment of the combat development complex on the #RELLIS Campus.” —@GenjohnMMurray2 Chancellor John Sharp and Elaine Mendoza, then Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, welcome Gen. Mike Murray to the Texas A&M campus.
3/ The Texas A&M System will build a $50MM building with laboratories, accelerator space and offices for the #ArmyFuturesCommand on the #RELLIS campus, plus invest another $30MM in infrastructure improvements to support the new facility. Hi-res rendering of the Innovative Technologies Development Complex (Army Futures Facility)Map markers of where the new Army Futures Command Complex and runway renovations will be in conjunction to TTI and CIR.
4/ “I am proud to have worked with @DanPatrick, @RepDennisBonnen & the #TXlege to secure funding ...The state of Texas will continue to work with #TAMUS and @ArmyFutures to modernize our defense & keep our #ArmedForces at the forefront of technological advancement.” —@GovAbbott A close-up of an Army Soldier’s fatigues sleeve.
5/ The new facility at #RELLIS will be near @TAMU’s world-class College of Engineering and Disaster City, the world’s largest search and rescue training facility that can double as a training site for urban warfare. #tamu Left image: Canine training in a pile of rubble at Disaster City.  Right image: Staged passenger train derailment at Disaster City.
6/ Through @TAMUEngineering, #tamu will be the #hypersonics research capital of the country with a “Ballistic, Aero-optics & Materials” facility (#BAM) along with our Mach-6 quiet tunnel & our laser-diagnostics laboratory. Check it out: bit.ly/2GOrGUT Rendering of a ballistic aero-optics and material tube
7/ Today the campus is home to @ttitamu, @AgriLifeToday Honeybee Research, @TEEXTweet and @TEESresearch as well as an education complex served by @BlinnCollege & #TAMUS regional universities. The entrance of RELLIS Campus.Aerial image of the Blinn College Building and the Academic Complex at RELLIS.
8/ Career opportunities for research engineers, research techs and program managers to work at the #ArmyFuturesCommand combat development complex are now available. bit.ly/2Yx0LIa Researcher working with sediment in the lab.
9/ Once an Army airfield in 1943, “having the @ArmyFutures at RELLIS is a #gamechanger for that campus and the #BrazosValley area…” —#JohnSharpSays

The future is looking great at the @RELLISCampus. Join us. Partners and researchers welcome: bit.ly/2yQhdng
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