Jul 15 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR ALABAMA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

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 the Alabama Army National Guard.

The bill includes funding for improvements to be made to three readiness centers in Alabama. They are:

 

  • $5.537 million for the Readiness Center in Centreville

     

  • $3.649 million for the Readiness Center in Clanton

     

  • $4.527 million for the Readiness Center in Oneonta

Sen. Shelby said, “I’m pleased the Committee approved this important legislation. This funding will help the Alabama Army National Guard in revitalizing its infrastructure and will support its training mission. These funds also represent our commitment to national security and to the men and women who serve our country.”

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