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|Illinois Military Bases Get Federal Money
|There will soon be construction on military bases across the state, thanks to federal dollars.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $58,488,000 in federal funding for military construction projects in Illinois.
The Fiscal Year 2011 Appropriations Bill for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs includes funding for the following Illinois projects:
* United States Army Reserve Center, Rockford: $13.2 million for acquisition of 15 acres and construction of an Army Reserve Center, a 200-member training facility.
* Army Reserve Center Land Acquisition, Quincy: $12.2 million for land acquisition and construction of a 150-member training facility.
* CNAF Beddown Upgrade Facilities, Springfield: $16.7 million to convert existing facilities to support the immediate requirements of the Component Numbered Air Force (CNAF) mission at Capital Municipal Airport in Springfield, which provides command and control capabilities to Air Force Combatant Commanders.
* Combined Support Maintenance Shop (addition, alteration), Camp Lincoln, Springfield: $15 million for construction of an addition-alternation to the Combined Support Maintenance Shop that is required in order to maintain equipment for training and ensure mobilization-readiness.
* Field Command Facility Upgrade, Scott Air Force Base: $1.388 million for planning and design of upgrades to the field command facilities of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that will improve delivery of information and technology.
Durbin sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee.
(Illinois Radio Network)
|07 29 10 by Newsroom
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