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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