U.S. House Committee Approves Military Construction Package for Fort Bragg

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A key U.S. House committee has approved more than $202 million in military construction at Fort Bragg in 2014, reports the Fayetteville Observer.  Fort Bragg would get more than half of the $369.7 million for North Carolina in the federal fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 under the authorization bill approved last week by the House Armed Services Committee.

President Obama submitted the requests earlier this year in his 2014 budget proposal. Final passage requires approval by the full House and Senate and their authorization and appropriations committees and subcommittees.  North Carolina is home to three of the U.S. military’s special operations command headquarters – Army, Marine and joint. Under the proposal, a large amount of money will go to meet their building needs in the coming year.

Fort Bragg’s special operations forces would get more than $135 million, the biggest share of the money at Fort Bragg in 2014.  Fort Bragg’s “SOF” projects are:

Civil affairs battalion annex $37.689 million

Combat medic skills building $7.6 million

Engineer training facility $10.419 million

Language and cultural center $64.606 million

Training facility upgrade $14.719 million

Other Fort Bragg projects for the coming year are:

Command and control facility $5.9 million

Army Reserve center $24.5 million

Consolidate/replace Pope Holbrook Elementary $37.032 million

The committee approved $121.376 million for building at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in the coming year. Special operations projects in that amount include a Performance Resiliency Center for $14.4 million and a Sustainment Training Complex for $28.977 million. Read More.