Bill to give $17 million to Moody Air Force Base -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Bill to give $17 million to Moody Air Force Base

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 1, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A defense bill just approved by the House and Senate will provide nearly $900 millionfor Georgia military.

The 2009 National Defense Authorization act will give a 3.9% pay raise to all military personnel.

The bill also set aside $17 million to go towards six separate improvement and expansion projects at Moody Air Force Base.

Senator Saxby Chambliss say once complete, the projects could help save Moody from future military base realignment and closures. 

"Moody is such a special base in the first place but we are going to be adding a new dental clinic, child development center, activity center, additional lodging as well as some technical work for our gun range," says Senator Saxby Chambliss.

The bill also included money from construction projects at Fort Benning, Fort Steward and the Marine Corps Logistics Base here in Albany.

The bill now goes to the President for his signature.



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