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McIntyre Announces $1.085 Billion for NC Military Construction Projects McIntyre Announces $1.085 Billion for NC Military Construction Projects

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced today $1.085 billion in military construction projects in North Carolina. Last night, the committee approved the 2012 Defense Authorization bill.

Congressman McIntyre stated, "The Defense Authorization Bill for 2012 bill strengthens our national defense, supports North Carolina military bases, and makes key investments in ensuring our servicemen and women have the tools they need to do their job. Ensuring our national security is a top priority for me, and this bill is a very positive step forward."

Specific provisions that Congressman McIntyre successfully included in the bill include:

* $5 million plus up provided in the Emerging Threats and Capabilities title of the NDAA for Special Operations Advanced Technology Development to allow the Partnership for Defense Innovation in Cumberland County to access this account for the WiFi Testing Center;

* Spoke on behalf of and voted for an amendment that allows use, at no cost to the government, of property associated with the F136 engine which is important to the GE Aviation facility in Wilmington;

* Cosponsored and voted for amendment that addresses the status of the existing waiver to allow procurement of Flame Resistant Rayon (aka FR Rayon). This amendment allows a permanent waiver for the benefit of pricing on this raw material, allowing businesses to develop facilities and hire people, and the responsiveness to the DOD. This will help Alamac based in Robeson County;

* $4 million plus up provided in the Readiness title of the NDAA for Army simulation training systems in furtherance of National Security objectives for UNC's Experiential Warfare Center

North Carolina Military Construction Funding includes ($1.085 billion):

Ft Bragg:
$115 million for barracks projects
$4.3M Automated multipurpose machine gun
$3.5M Automated sniper field fire range
$3.3M Company operations facility
$50M Simulations center
$16.5M Transient training barracks complex
$19.5M Vehicle maintenance shop
$17.5M Vehicle maintenance shop
$3.4 million for Albritton Junior High School addition
$6 million for Tactical Unmanned Aerial Facility for Army National Guard
$101 million for Special Operation Forces
$57 million for Tricare Management
Pope Army Air Field - $9 million for Air Traffic Control Tower
Camp Lejeune - $623 million and $11.8 million for Marine Special Operation Forces
Cherry Point - $21 million
New River - $99 million
Seymour Johnson AFB -- $6.9 million
Military Ocean Terminal at Sunny Point - $28.9 million
East Flat Rock - $2.5 million for Army National Guard project

General highlights of the Defense bill include:
The legislation would authorize $553 billion for the Department of Defense's base budget and $119 billion for overseas contingency operations. It also:
* ensures our troops deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world have the equipment, resources, authorities, training, and time they need to successfully complete their missions and return home;
* Provides our warfighters and their families with the resources and support they need, deserve, and have earned;
* Invests in the capabilities and force structure needed to protect the United States from current and future threats;
* Mandates fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability within the Department of Defense; and
* Incentivizes competition for every tax-payer dollar associated with funding Department of Defense requirements.

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