CAMP RIPLEY -- Congressman Collin C. Peterson recently announced the National Guard base at Camp Ripley is set to receive federal funding for a new maintenance facility in legislation moving through the House.
The yearly spending measure for military construction projects includes $10.4 million to build a large maintenance hangar for military equipment at Camp Ripley.
"Camp Ripley is the busiest National Guard base training facility in the country and makes excellent use of its resources," said Peterson. "They have taken on more of the responsibility for Guard equipment maintenance in Minnesota and this new facility will support their effort."
The Combine Support Maintenance Shop will be the second construction portion in Camp Ripley's expanding maintenance role. Previous federal funding provided for sub-buildings to the larger shop where smaller equipment is currently maintained.
The Fiscal year 2001 Military Construction Appropriations bill passed through the House committee process and is scheduled for a vote on the House floor next week.
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