12.08.16

Senate Approves Nearly $300 Million for N.C. Military Construction Projects

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act conference report. The legislation, which works out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization bills that passed earlier this year, funds our nation’s military including $297.1 million for military construction projects in North Carolina. The conference report also includes provisions sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) to prevent the transfer of Guantanamo Bay Naval Station to Cuba without congressional approval and to protect the military commissary benefit.

“We need to support our men and women who serve,” said Senator Burr. “This legislation is proof that the Senate is working on issues that matter to the American people. 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.”

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 - $297.140 Million