Jun 27 2002

SHELBY ANNOUNCES MILITARY FUNDING FOR ANNISTON

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) announces subcommittee approval of the Military Construction Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2003. Included in the bill at the request of Senator Shelby is significant military funding for Alabama and for the Anniston Army Depot.

The bill includes $1.9 million for Ammunition Containerization Doors on Anniston Army Depot. This funding will support Anniston Army Depot in its mission to support the United States Army's ammunition storage mission and will improve the Depot's critical industrial storage infrastructure.

"I am pleased to announce these funds for the Anniston Army Depot," said Shelby. "These funds represent our continuing commitment to our nation's security and to the men and women who serve our country."

The Military Construction Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2003 includes $20.814 million for Alabama Military Construction projects.