Associated Press

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The first of seven new Armed Forces Reserve Centers that will replace more than 50 armories in Oklahoma has opened in Norman.

The $47 million, 244,000-square-foot Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center that will be used for training and other purposes was dedicated Monday. It will house seven Oklahoma Army National Guard units and five Army Reserve units.

Other reserve centers are to be built in Mustang, McAlester, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Enid and Muskogee.