Jul 15 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Military Construction Appropriations Bill

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced Senate Appropriations Committee approval of the Military Construction Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Included in the bill is significant military funding for Alabama and for the Anniston Army Depot.

$23.69 million for Powertrain Component Rebuilding Facility

Sen. Shelby said, “I am pleased that $23.69 million has been provided for construction of the Powertrain Maintenance Facility at Anniston Army Depot. This facility will be a flexible maintenance facility for the repair and overhaul of reciprocating engines. Additionally, the facility will be utilized for integration of all types of engine and combat vehicle power train support operations.”

In total, $98 million for Alabama Military Construction projects was included in the Military Construction Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2005.