Officials at the 911th Airlift Wing on Sunday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to usher in the opening of a new lodge for the base's reservists.
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and representatives from the Military Affairs Coalition of Western Pennsylvania were on hand for the opening of the building.
Col. Craig C. Peters also of the base on Sunday following a change-of-command ceremony.
The base is slated to close in 2013 as a part of an effort to drastically reduce federal defense spending. Each of the base's 1,100 military and 280 civilian personnel positions will be eliminated in the closure.
Crescent Township Commissioner Jerry Keller was on hand for the ribbon cutting and change-of-command ceremony. Click through the gallery above to view his photos from the event.