With Kennedy support, Louisiana begins 2022 with $219 million in authorization for military projects
Jan 03 2022
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-La.) support for the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has helped Louisiana begin the new year with Congressional authorization for $219 million in military construction projects.
“The NDAA will help pave the way for substantial military investments in our state, in addition to making America more secure, giving troops a deserved pay raise and modernizing our national defense,” said Kennedy.
The Louisiana military projects in the 2022 NDAA include:
- $56 million authorization for constructing new barracks at Fort Polk,
- $55 million authorization for constructing a new joint operations center at Fort Polk,
- $40 million authorization for a weapons generation facility at Barksdale Air Force Base,
- $36 million authorization for the road and gate construction project at Barksdale Air Force Base,
- $18.5 million authorization for constructing the Lake Charles National Guard Readiness Center, and
- $13.8 million authorization for constructing barracks to serve as a training facility for the Louisiana National Guard at Camp Minden.
The NDAA also authorizes $660 million for upgrades to the Air Force B-52 Program. Barksdale Air Force base is home to much of the B-52 fleet.