JONES LINES UP $166 MILLION FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT CAMP LEJEUNE/CHERRY POINT

May 8, 2018 Issues: Armed Services

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continues to deliver for Eastern North Carolina’s service members and military communities.  This week he announced that the House Armed Services Committee chairman’s mark of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes over $166 million for construction projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The mark includes $51 million for Phase 2 of the 2nd Radio Battalion Complex at Camp Lejeune.  It also includes $60 million for the new F-35B aircraft maintenance hangar at Cherry Point, and $55 million for flightline utility modernization at Cherry Point.  Both Cherry Point projects are needed to support the basing F-35B squadrons at Cherry Point.  Additional funds to complete the Cherry Point projects will be provided in next year’s NDAA. 

“This is a good day for Eastern North Carolina’s military installations and the communities that support them,” said Congressman Jones.  “It is an honor to be part of a team that’s accelerating the facility improvements necessary to take our Marine Corps’ capabilities to the next level.  I would like to thank President Trump, Secretary Mattis, and Chairman Thornberry and his staff for working with us to prioritize these important projects.”

The House Armed Services Committee will take action on the Chairman’s NDAA mark later this week.  Once approved, the bill will then move to the floor of the House for further consideration. 

Congressman Jones is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he has led the fight for Eastern North Carolina's military installations, and for the courageous men and women -- past, present, and future -- who protect our freedom.

For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Walter Jones’ office at Allison.tucker@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3415.

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