Feb 09 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense and Co-Chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus, today praised inclusion of $19.8 million in the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2017 Budget request for military construction on McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. Construction projects include a new Air Traffic Control Tower ($11.2 million) and KC-46A projects.
“I’m pleased to learn McConnell will finally receive a new air traffic control tower,” Sen. Moran said. “As airmen execute missions across the globe, this investment highlights the importance of the McConnell to the Air Force. I’m proud of the airmen of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing and 931st Air Refueling Group who are preparing for the arrival of the tankers later this year – these projects will complement their capabilities for future missions. I will continue working to prioritize funding to support the efforts of our servicemen and women.”
At a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing tomorrow, Sen. Moran will question Air Force Secretary Deborah James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh about these projects.