Press release: Bingaman says president’s budget proposal invests in NM. military bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he believes President Obama’s budget proposal for next year makes the right investments in New Mexico’s military installations.

The president today unveiled his 2011 budget, which Congress will use as a blueprint for the spending bills it will pass later this year to fund the federal government. The proposal ensures that New Mexico’s Air Force Bases, White Sands Missile Range, and the Army National Guard and Reserves have the support what they need.

“With this budget proposal, it is clear President Obama is making our nation’s security a top priority. The White House is making the necessary investments in our state’s military installations, ensuring that they can meet their missions,” Bingaman said.

Cannon Air Force Base:

• $14 million for 96-room dormitory

• $20 million for Squadron Ops Facility

• $13.287 million to Add/Alter Simulator Facility for MC-130J

• $26 million for C-130 Parking Apron Phase I

• $12.636 million for Aircraft Parking Apron (MC-130J)

• $24.622 million for Hanger/AMU (MC-130J)

• $39.674 million for Operations and Training Complex

Holloman Air Force Base:

• $15.47 million to Add/Alter Maintenance Hanger

• $22.5 million for Maintenance Hangar

Kirtland Air Force Base:

• $3.8 million for Aerial Delivery Facility Addition

• $6.46 million for Armament Shop

• $14.142 million for HC/MC-130 Fuel System Maintenance Facility

White Sands Missile Range

• $29 million for barracks

• $22.9 million for TRICARE Health and Dental Clinics

Army National Guard

• $8.5 million for Readiness Center in Farmington

Army Reserves

• $11.4 million for Army Reserve Center/Land in Las Cruces