Bright announces funding for Fort Rucker

WASHINGTON, DC- The Department of Defense recently announced funding for projects at Fort Rucker.

All totaled, Fort Rucker will receive approximately $6 million to upgrade and repair barracks, repair base infrastructure, and make technology upgrades.

The funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which became Public Law 111-5.

A list of projects, with amounts, as announced by the Department of Defense is below:

Repair HVAC - Training Barracks: $2,000,000
HVAC Conversion - Permanent Party Barracks: $500,000
Replace All Exterior Windows at Barracks 5909: $250,000
Renovate Bathrooms and Kitchens Barracks B303: $300,000
Repair Bridge: $275,000
Restore Pavement at Cantonment Intersections: $654,400
Install Air Conditioning to Communication Rooms: $125,000
Convert Electrical and Gas Meters to Advanced Metering Kits: $600,000
Replace Digital Controls - B5102: $200,000
Replace Digital Controls - B9214: $150,000
Repair Restrooms and Septic System Building - B24207: $250,000
Construct Mail Distribution Center: $715,600

“As funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have become available, I made it clear to the Administration that Fort Rucker should be a priority for any new military construction,” Bright said.

“I am pleased that the Department of Defense has decided to make a significant investment that will improve quality of life and infrastructure at Fort Rucker. As I have said before, my job to see that the stimulus package works and that Alabama receives its fair share of funding. These investments will have a positive impact on not only Fort Rucker, but also the entire Wiregrass region.”

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