Lame duck Congress signs off on $297 million for North Carolina military base construction

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Ft. Bragg
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North Carolina military bases will receive almost $300 million for various construction projects under a spending bill that cleared Congress on Dec. 8.

The U.S. Senate gave its approval to the compromise 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which funds the nation’s military and including $297.1 million for military construction projects in North Carolina.

Richard Burr
Sen. Richard Burr

“We need to support our men and women who serve,” Republican Sen. Richard Burr said in a statement. “The military has a significant presence in North Carolina, and this bill continues the investments that we need to be prepared to face future threats to national security.”

Following are the North Carolina projects funded in legislation, which the U.S. House passed on Dec. 5:

The conference report provides funding for the following military construction projects in North Carolina:

  • Camp Lejeune – $18.482 million for Range Facilities Safety Improvements
  • Camp Lejeune – $31 million for Dental Clinic Replacement
  • Cherry Point MCAS – $12.515 million for Central Heating Plant Conversion
  • Air National Guard Charlotte IAP – $29.6 million for C-17 Corrosion Control/Fuel Cell Hangar
  • Air National Guard Charlotte IAP – $21 million for C-17 Type III Hydrant Refueling System
  • Air Force Reserve Seymour Johnson AFB – $5.7 million for KC-46A ADAL Building for AGE/Fuselage Training
  • Air Force Reserve Seymour Johnson AFB – $2.25 million KC-46A ADAL Squadron Operations Facilities
  • Air Force Reserve Seymour Johnson AFB – $90 million for KC-46A Two Bay Corrosion/Fuel Cell Hangar
  • Fort Bragg – $10.905 million for SOF Combat Medical Training Facility
  • Fort Bragg – $21.420 million for SOF Parachute Rigging Facility
  • Fort Bragg – $30.670 million for SOF Special Tactics Facility (Phase 3)
  • Fort Bragg – $23.598 million for SOF Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility

Total for North Carolina – $297.14 million

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