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MCLB Crosses Fingers for Vehicle Warehouse

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November 7, 2007

Albany - - Albany's Marine Corp Logistics Base may soon get millions of dollars to build a warehouse to protect vital combat vehicles.

The House of Representatives approved a spending bill that includes almost 10 million dollars for the 40,000 square foot warehouse.

MCLB officers say it's needed to provide a climate-controlled facility for their wartime vehicles.  

"Currently those vehicles are out in the open and they degrade because they're exposed to the weather and this facility would protect them from that," says Lt. Commander Marc Roueau.

The U.S. Senate is also expected to pass the measure, but President Bush says he'll veto it because it includes too much spending for Health and Human Services programs.

Congressman Sanford Bishop says he hopes the President will re-consider.

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