Concerns over Team–Crucible are unfounded

At the Spotsylvania County Republican Committee meeting last week, Team–Crucible gave a thorough presentation on its new proposal for a headquarters in Spotsylvania County. The updated plans sufficiently address concerns voiced by a few in the community over safety, noise and the housing market.

For those who were not able to attend the meeting, I would like to recap some of the key points (while I am a member of the Spotsylvania County Republican Committee, my opinions are my own, as the committee has not taken a position on this project).

While some seek to falsely cast this project as a “warfare training facility,” they are ignoring the myriad training programs that will take place there.

In addition to limited firearms, which account for only a fraction of the training, it includes personal defensive measures, driving, emergency medicine and international security forces.

Highly supervised small-arms exercises will not resemble the operations that take place at Fort A.P. Hill.

This is not a military training facility. Comparing Crucible’s training to that conducted at Quantico is like comparing apples to oranges.

During the question-and-answer portion of the presentation, a few in the audience were worried that the proffers, safety and noise precautions of the updated proposal could be broken after operations begin. But this is not true. Like any company or project in the county, it will be held accountable to the proffers established and subject to all applicable laws.

There is only so much I can say in this letter, but most concerns about Team–Crucible are unfounded. I encourage everyone to follow Team–Crucible on Facebook for accurate information and updates.

Graham Green


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