|Bill has made it out of committee, but must go to the House floor|
|WASHINGTON, DC–The House Appropriations Committee has approved $6
million for the Mississippi Army National Guard for improvements at Camp McCain in Grenada County, U. S. Rep. Roger F. Wicker said.
The Congressman, who serves on the Appropriations Committee, said
the funds are included in the Fiscal Year 2002 Defense Appropriations Act.
The legislation is expected to go to the House floor next week.
The National Guard will get $3.8 million to upgrade Camp McCain Road
and Greensboro Road. Another $2.2 million will be provided for construction projects on the base, Wicker said. The work includes building a weapons cleaning facility, vehicle maintenance building, infantry live-fire range improvements, and enhancement of roads leading to training areas.
“Camp McCain offers a wide range of training opportunities for
National Guard and Reserve personnel,” Rep. Wicker said. “I am pleased we could include funds to help make those training exercises more efficient and productive,” he said.
Camp McCain covers 13,500 acres in Grenada and Montgomery Counties.
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