Skelton announces additional $111 million for FLW training barracks
By: Press Office of U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton
Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 19, 2010) — Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Fort Leonard Wood will receive an additional $111 million for two trainee barracks projects this year. This funding is in addition to more than $175 million for construction projects at Fort Leonard Wood included in the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.
“As the Army grows, we must have the training facilities the men and women who volunteer to serve our country deserve. Longstanding concerns about the age and condition of some military training facilities led Congress to include $350 million to improve troop trainee barracks in last year’s defense bill. I am very pleased that Fort Leonard Wood will be one of the installations to receive this critical funding,” said Skelton.
In a letter dated January 15, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Housing) Joseph F. Calcara notified Skelton that $111 million for two trainee barracks projects at Fort Leonard Wood would be awarded during Fiscal Year 2010. A copy of the Army’s letter to Skelton is attached. _____
Letter from the Secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing to Rep. Skelton:
Jan. 15, 2010
The Honorable Ike Skelton Chairman, House Armed Services Committee United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Chairman:
This letter is to identify Troop Trainee Barracks Projects that the Army intends to accomplish with the $350 million authorized for this purpose in the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. In accordance with Section 2104(c) (Limitation On Implementation of Troop Trainee Barracks Project) of that Act, the Army certifies that the projects listed below can be awarded within Fiscal Year 2010 and that each of these projects are listed in the Army's current Future Years Defense Program. The Army intends to accelerate the following six projects for award in FY 2010:
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.: Project #51857, Trainee Barracks Complex 3, Phase 1, FY 2012, $50M Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.: Project #62158, Trainee Barracks Complex 6, Phase 2, FY 2013, $61M Fort Jackson, S.C.: Project #48169, Trainee Barracks Complex 2, Phase 1, FY 2012, $59M Fort Sill, Okla.: Project #58531, AIT Barracks Complex, Phase 1, FY 2012, $61M Fort Eustis, Va.: Project #66714, AIT Barracks Complex, Phase 1, FY 2013, $54M Fort Lee, Va.: Project #36113, AIT Barracks Complex, FY 2012, $65M
In the 2807 notification, the PA for PN 62158 was $40M and changed to $61M. The PA for PN 66714 was $50M and changed to $54M. In addition, a Military Construction Project Data Sheet (DD Form 1391) for each of the above projects is enclosed. The Army appreciates the opportunity to accelerate the improvement of trainee barracks for our Soldiers.
Sincerely, Joseph F. Calcara Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Housing)
cc: The Honorable Howard P. McKeon Ranking Member
Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.