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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee – today voted for the Fiscal Year 2017 continuing resolution which funds a number of construction projects at McConnell Air Force Base and key infrastructure improvements for American military forces.

“The work of the men and women at McConnell Air Force Base benefits not only our military on a global scale but also the entire Wichita community,” said Sen. Moran. “These new projects will strengthen McConnell’s capabilities, especially as they prepare for the arrival of the KC-46A tankers.”

Sen. Moran has worked to secure funding for important military construction projects in fiscal year 2017 to prepare McConnell Air Force Base for the arrival of KC-46A tankers including:

  • A new Air Traffic Control Tower: $11.2 million for construction;
  • KC-46A Alter Flight Simulator Buildings: $3 million for flight simulator buildings in preparation for the KC-46A tankers; and
  • A new KC-46A ADAL Taxiway Delta: $5.6 million for construction.

Since 1941, McConnell Air Force Base has been an instrumental part of the Wichita community. The base employs more than 17,000 people, military and civilian, and last year it had an overall impact of more than $520 million on our local economy. McConnell supports all branches of the military and allied partners, refueling off of either coast and around the world every day.