The V.I. National Guard is hoping to make Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix a “dual-use” airfield for both civilian and military aircraft in the event of a disaster.

The project involves the reconstruction and expansion of a storm-damaged hangar at the airport into an Army Aviation Operation Facility, one that will house two UH-72 Lakota helicopters and accommodate visiting military aircraft for refueling and maintenance.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email