Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that $199.1 million will go toward five projects at four sites. The Democrats say the funding comes from the recently passed Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
$14.2 million will be used to construct a perimeter fence at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, another $14 million will go towards a physical fitness center at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, $95 million and $65 million, respectively will provide an engineering center and a parking structure at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and $10.9 million was awarded to a plant project at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Naval Nuclear Reactor Site in Saratoga County.
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