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November 10, 2015

Del. National Guard headquarters to be renamed after Beau Biden

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Tuesday that the state’s Armed Forces Reserve Center will be renamed in honor of the state's late attorney general, Beau Biden, according to a Newsworks report.

Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, died of brain cancer in May. He joined the Delaware Army National Guard in 2003 and reached the rank of major. During his service, he was deployed to Iraq as a member of the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and earned the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star.

Prior to his death, Beau Biden had announced his plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016.

Markell told Newsworks on Tuesday that the decsion to rename the 106,000-square-foot facility in New Castle after Beau Biden “is only fitting," adding that "his name will forever be associated with an organization of men and women who go to extraordinary lengths to serve their state and country.”

The facility houses the Army and Air National Guard, as well as the local U.S. Navy Reserve. It hosts about 175 soldiers, airmen and sailors during the week.

Read the full article at Newsworks.