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More than $400 mil for Offutt, Camp Ashland repair included in defense bill

Posted at 4:37 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 17:37:17-05

SARPY COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — Nearly $420 million for repair to flood-damaged Offutt Air Force Base and Camp Ashland is included in Congress’ annual defense policy bill.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer released the following statement regarding the relief:

“Nebraska’s military installations were severely damaged from this year’s extreme weather. The nearly $420 million for Offutt Air Force Base and Camp Ashland I worked to include in the NDAA conference report is absolutely critical for our military and our state. This relief will help cover much-needed repairs and speed up recovery, allowing our men and women in uniform to continue fulfilling their vital missions.”

The NDAA decides defense spending and sets the policy and priorities for our military.

The conference report precedes a final House and Senate vote; however, the report includes $375 million to repair Offutt Air Force Base and replace damaged RC-135 mission equipment, along with $43.5 million for rebuilding the Camp Ashland training facility.

See Tweets from Gov. Pete Ricketts and Rep. Don Bacon about the bill below.