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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:25 PM
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Skelton: Defense bill includes $177 million for Missouri projects


Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, who heads the House Armed Services Committee, says the 2008 defense authorization bill could include as much as $177 million for projects at Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base.

The projects included in the bill for Fort Leonard Wood include: $10.4 million for a chapel; $3.8 million for a modified record firing range; $4 million for a modified record firing range; $4.15 million for an automated multipurpose machine gun range; $2.7 million for an automated pistol range; $56 million for unit operations facilities; $26 million for a barracks; $22 million for a dining facility at the Basic Combat Training Complex; and $7 million for a child development center.

"Fort Leonard Wood currently depends on borrowed space in training centers and classrooms to operate its religious support program, Skelton said in a statement. The new chapel will provide a facility which will help Fort Leonard Wood offer the spiritual support our service members and their families need. Quality of life for soldiers and their families will also be enhanced by the new child development center, which will replace the center currently housed in four Vietnam War-era metal buildings.

The projects included in the bill for Whiteman Air Force Base include: $11.4 million for a Consolidated Communications Center; and $30 million for a Missouri Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility.

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:28 PM
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1. Will there be a Starbucks there, too? n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:48 AM
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3. Probably
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:31 PM
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2. Absolute, complete & utter waste of taxpayer money.
Let them raise the money for that chapel & the rest of that shit from freeper donations.
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