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New Army Center Named for Fallen East Penn Soldier

Ceremony planned for Dec. 17 to open new Army Reserve Center in Forks Township.

New Army Center Named for Fallen East Penn Soldier

The new Army Reserve Center in Forks Township will be named after a soldier who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007.

A naming ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 by the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, according to a press release.

The center will be named for Sgt. Ashly Lynn Moyer, an Emmaus High School graduate who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007.

Moyer enlisted in the Army in September 2003. After training, she was assigned to the Army Reserve's 367th Military Police Company in Horsham. While there, she deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where she worked in Detainee Operations.

Moyer was then transfered to the 630th Military Police Company in Germany and then she was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On March 3, 2007, Moyer was killed by hostile fire when her vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device.

Moyer's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

The new army center is at 4325 Braden Blvd. East and will replace the Wilson-Kramer Army Reserve Center near Bethlehem.

The new center will cost $12.9 million and sits on 9 acres that features a 40,000-square-foot training facility, a 5,100-square-foot organizational maintenance shop, and a 1,400-square-foot unheated storage building.

The center will house 200 soldiers from the Army Reserve's 744th Military Police Battalion and 130th Chemical Company.

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