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Washington Bases Will Benefit from Military Construction Law

Oct 23 2002

Funding Will Go To Fort Lewis, Bangor, Bremerton, Keyport, Port Hadlock, Puget Sound, & Spokane

(Washington, DC) -- Today U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash) announced that defense installations in Washington State will receive significant funding in the Military Construction Appropriations bill, which was signed into law by President Bush today.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murray worked hard to provide funding for vital construction projects at defense installations in Washington state.

These military construction projects will directly influence the safety and security of military personnel and their families, as well as increase their quality of life.

Senator Murray is very pleased with the amount of support Washington state received this year.

"These are challenging times for our men and women in the military, and we need to ensure that they are adequately supported," Murray said.

The funding for Fiscal Year 2003 includes the following projects:

A R M Y * * * * * FORT LEWIS

  • Barracks Complex $50M
  • Battle Simulation Center $24M
  • Combined Arms Collective Training Facility $29.8M
  • Fencing Project $2.395M
N A V Y * * * * * BANGOR

  • Missile Spares Storage Building $7.340M
  • Relocate Encumbered Warterfront Shops $5.9M
  • Small Arms Training Center $16.41M
BREMERTON NAVAL STATION

  • BEQ, Shipboard Ashore $35.12M
  • Ship Movement Office $2.2M
  • Waterfront Revitalization $8.55M
KEYPORT (NUWC)

  • Undersea Water Sys Dependability CTR (Phase I) $7.5M
PORT HADLOCK NAVAL MAGAZINE

  • Ammunition Wharf Improvement $4.03M
PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD

  • Antiterrorism/Force Protection Improvements $24.67M
  • Industrial Waste Treatment Facility $11.39M
  • Waterfront Support Facilities $21.072M
WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION

  • Aircraft Direct Refueling Facility $9.18M
  • Ault Field Security Fence $8.4M


Army National Guard * * * * *
  • Spokane Readiness Center (Phase I) $8.8M


Washington State Total $276.757M