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Funds allotted for work on base, HAAF
Projects to total about $432 million
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Projects in the amount of $432 million for Fort Stewart are included in the Military Construction Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. announced
all the proects for Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield approved in the National Defense Authorization Act in May successfully made their way to the next step in becoming reality by inclusion in the "milcon" bill.
"Fort Stewart and Hunter are transforming to become first class international training centers," Kingston said.  "This investment in their future is part of the preparation for the new brigade but it's also another sign that Fort Stewart is on track to be the next Fort Bragg.  Our prime location and the great community support for these installations are vital to the continued growth."
The funding provides the necessary resources for a brigade of 3,900 soldiers who will be in place by 2013 as part of the Grow the Army initiative.  They come as part of 8,000 additional troops stationed at the base since 2003 as a result of Grow the Army as well as the Base Realignment and Closure process

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