WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, announced the funding for an important new construction project at Fort Indiantown Gap today. The Department of the Army notified him on September 6, 2017, that under the auspices of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill Dent shepherded through the House, the Department will construct a $2.567 million structure for housing the Fort's civillian and Military Police (MP) operation.
"This funding represents a big win for the civillian and military personnel serving in our community at Fort Indiantown Gap," said Dent. "I will continue advocating strongly for more projects that improve the facilities at the Gap like this one," he stated. Dent noted that the new building will replace a World War II era structure that currently serves the purpose on the Fort.
Representative Dent was able to secure $20 million in funding in the last fiscal year for the construction of secure fencing and checkpoints around the perimeter. "Protecting the civilian and military personnel at the Gap remains a top priority," the Representative stated. "This new building will further enhance security operations at Fort Indiantown Gap, further modernize the Fort, and increase the Fort's utility for the DOD," he concluded.
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