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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) today announced over $319 million in construction projects for Washington state military installations in the Senate fiscal year 2006 Military Construction and VA Appropriations bill.



As a key member of this subcommittee, Murray worked to include critical funding for projects ranging from a new resistance training facility at Fairchild Air Force Base to housing facilities at Fort Lewis. The funding was approved by the full Senate today.



"Washington state’s military bases are strategically important to our nation’s defense and our ability to project force worldwide," Murray said. "I am pleased to have secured funding to improve these facilities for the training and quality of life of our military personnel. These projects will modernize and upgrade the facilities in which our men and women in uniform and their families live, work and train. By approving this funding, the Senate has sent the message that we appreciate their sacrifices."



The funding will be distributed as follows:



AIR FORCE - FAIRCHILD AFB

  • Resistance Training Facility: $8.2 million


ARMY - FORT LEWIS

  • Barracks Complex construction: $50 million


  • North Fort Lewis Barracks Construction: $49.949 million


  • Special Ops Forces Battalion Complex: $30 million


  • Special Ops Forces: Expansion of compound: $18.5 million


  • Special Ops Forces Training Facility: $4.8 million


NAVY - SUB BASE BANGOR

  • Enclosure of Motor Transfer Facility: $2.86 million


  • Production & Staging complex: $47.095 million


  • Mission Support Facility for SSBN/SSN: $15.78 million


  • Waterfront Security Enclave: $41.52 million


NAVY - NAVAL STATION EVERETT

  • Increment #1 Bachelor Enlisted Quarters: $49.95 million


  • Fleet Region Readiness Center Design: $600,000


The Senate version of the Appropriations Bill will now go to conference with the House of Representatives.