A new company of Marines will soon be landing at Tooele Army Depot.

The U.S. Marine Corps notified Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah, on Tuesday that its Company C, 4th Light Armored Vehicle Battalion, 4th Marine Division, will be activated at the base later this month.The unit will use 12 active and 56 reserve-status Marines to operate and maintain 18 light armored vehicles.

"There's no better location than Tooele for this Marine Corps division to locate," Hansen said. "These light armored vehicles are enormous in size and need a lot of room to maneuver. This action not only helps the Marine Corps' total force war-fighting capability but is good for Tooele's economic growth."