Jun 27 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES MILITARY FUNDING FOR THE ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) announces Senate Appropriations Committee approval of the Military Construction Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2004. Included in the bill is significant military funding for the Alabama Army National Guard.

The bill includes:

  • $1.873 million for a Fire Station at Fort McClellan
  • $3.648 million to make improvements to the Readiness Center in Fort Payne
  • $2.943 million for the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Phase II, in Mobile
  • $3.365 million to make improvements to the Readiness Center in Springville
  • $3.353 million to make improvements to the Readiness Center in Vincent

Sen. Shelby said, “This funding will help the Alabama Army National Guard in revitalizing its infrastructure and will support its training mission. These funds also 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 $54.08 million for Alabama Military Construction projects.