McConnell Air Force Base could receive $17.5 million in federal funding for the construction of a Combat Arms Facility under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released Tuesday.
The funds for the construction of the a postal and rifle range would come in fiscal year 2018.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, said the proposed project is an indication of the Air Force’s priorities.
“I am pleased to see that McConnell Air Force Base remains a priority for the Air Force,” Moran said in an emailed statement. “Their investment in military construction to accommodate the arrival of the KC-46A tankers and the new construction requested to support readiness with a new combat arms facility in fiscal year 2018 demonstrate their commitment. I am proud that the airmen and civilians at McConnell continue to play a major role in Air Force missions.”
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The base is nearing completion of $267 million of construction projects related to the arrival of new KC-46A tankers.
The $4.1 trillion budget proposal will go to Congress, where it will likely be modified.Trump’s proposal generally increases budgets for the military and national defense.