A first of it's kind gun range is coming to the Valley. 

A multi-purpose machine gun range will be opening at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center in Newton Falls next week. 

The new, multipurpose machine gun range will be used to train and test soldiers on skills that will help them to zero, detect, identify, engage, and defeat
stationary infantry and armor targets in a tactical array.

The range can also support both light and heavy machine gun operations, and weapons can be fired from vehicle-mounted or ground-base configurations. 

The new range will be one of the premiere training sites across the National Guard. 

To celebrate the new range, Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio adjutant general, and Brig. Gen. Matthew S. Woodruff, Ohio assistant adjutant general for the Army, will hold a ceremonial first shot event May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the new range.