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Millions in Local Base Spending Part of Defense Bill

The House passed its version of the bill Friday, but months of talks remain.

The House version of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act contains funding for nearly $300 million in San Diego area military projects, including $134 million of construction for Coronado.

At Naval Base Coronado the projects on tap include:

  • $76 million for Bachelor Quarters.
  • $10.1 million for Special Operations Forces (SOF) mobile communication facility.           
  • $2.5 million for H-60s Helicopter Simulator Training Facility.
  • $31.2 million for SOF Indoor Shooting Facility.
  • $14 million for SOF Close Quarters Combat/Dynamic Shooting Facility.

San Diego projects include:

  • $59 million for Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility.
  • $11.7 million for Entry Control Point. 
  • $91 million for Fuel Pier Replacement in Point Loma. 

Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, the community's current Congressional representative (Coronado will vote in the race for the new 52nd district seat come November), announced her support for the projects Friday, after the House passed its version of the legislation.

Much debate remains. President Obama did not sign the 2012 defense appropriations act into law until Dec. 31. The White House outlined its concerns with elements of the House's version Tuesday.

Libi Uremovic May 19, 2012 at 03:44 AM
pg 1017 - ''..Restore accrual payments to the Medicare eligible health care trust fund..'' = $672,000,000 is added by congress to the military request... does anyone in the military know what this is? did congress 'remove' these medicare payments in the past..?
Libi Uremovic May 19, 2012 at 03:53 AM
the big winner was boeing ...congress not only padded $350,000,000 more than the defense department requested...they have wording that gives 'dickish' instructions to the top brass to protect boeing...

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