05.19.16

Burr and Tillis on Today’s Vote Funding $297 Million in Critical Modernization Projects at NC Military Bases

WASHINGTON –Today, the Senate approved the military construction package, Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, by a vote of 89 to 8. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) voted for the legislation, which funds projects in North Carolina at their Senate requested levels. North Carolina bases, including Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and Fort Bragg, have the funding for projects totaling $297.140 million.

“Maintaining and enhancing our military bases across the state is paramount for military readiness in North Carolina,” said Senator Burr. “I’m proud of North Carolina’s commitment to keeping America safe and I will ensure that our troops have top notch facilities for training. Keeping our country safe is my top priority and improving military facilities keeps America at the forefront of national security.”

“North Carolina is blessed to be home to the largest military installation and the largest Marine Corps base in the nation,” said Senator Tillis. “The bipartisan legislation passed today will advance many key priorities and projects for North Carolina’s military installations, which in turn will help ensure that our brave men and women in uniform have the training and infrastructure they need to defend America at a moment’s notice.”

FY17 MILCON projects proposed in the bill package from today’s vote for North Carolina:

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

Total for North Carolina - $297.140 Million