Defense Bill Includes At Least $400M For Colorado

By: AP
By: AP

A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama includes more than $400 million for Colorado construction projects.

Fort Carson is the biggest beneficiary with nearly $286 million, including facilities for a new helicopter brigade.

Obama signed the bill Saturday.

Buckley Air Force Base will get at least $70 million for a building for the National Security Agency, the clandestine eavesdropping service.

Pueblo Chemical Depot will get $15.3 million to continue work on a facility to destroy 2,600 tons of mustard agent in obsolete shells.

The Air Force Academy will get $13.4 million for an inspection station for large commercial vehicles entering the campus.

The Army will get $13.6 million for a Reserve Center in Fort Collins. National Guard facilities in Alamosa and Aurora will get a combined $10 million.

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  • by S Location: fountain on Jan 2, 2012 at 10:45 PM
    Military bases could really use the money, especially Fort Carson. Not everyone realizes but the military is broke. Broke to the point of kicking people out and not being able to buy a printer in one office I know of. Yes Obama spends a lot of money, but the military could really use it. And with everything going on in the world, military is important.
  • by M Location: C spgs on Jan 2, 2012 at 05:05 PM
    13 mil for commercial truck inspection at air force academy? Better have X-ray vision. Laden with pork, sad.
  • by GR on Jan 2, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    No mention of any money for the FEMA camps. Maybe they aren't going to improve them for some reason
  • by Outrageous Jane Location: Corodo Springs on Jan 2, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    Oh The government spends money on an "Eaves Dropping Service" That is another example of the abuse of Privacy Act the the failure to protect citizens. We thought we just ended the so called "Our War." Unconstitutional....
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 2, 2012 at 02:07 PM
    As usual, the mainstream media doesn't report it all. "Obama Signs the NDAA, Goodbye 4th Amendment"
  • by Mayor Ryan on Jan 2, 2012 at 02:06 PM
    The military industrial complex keeps growing for nation-building. We spend more on 'defense' (militarism really) than the next 16 nations combined. Give us a break. We are spread too thin and are making more enemies. Ron Paul understands it.
  • by DanReeves Location: Colorado on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    Obama sure likes to pend money dosen't he. At least he got it right this time...
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