Fort Sill set to get military construction money

Tuesday, April 29th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Fort Sill-AP) -- Fort Sill is in line to receive $38-million in military construction money.

The funds are part of $315-million the Pentagon plans to shift from European military installations and spend in the United States.

Congressman Tom Cole says this puts Fort Sill on solid footing for when the next round of base closures arrives.

About $25-million is earmarked to replace 120 family housing units at Fort Sill's Artillery Village for junior noncommissioned officers.

The rest is planned for the second phase of the fort's Consolidated Maintenance Complex.

The sites were selected based on a study of reports that identified the installations most in need of work nationwide.

If approved by Congress, the money will be available October 1st. The money first has to be approved by the House Armed Services Committee.