Fort Hood Barracks to get $61.5M in upgrades

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, after sending letters to US Army leadership and holding many meetings to discuss this critical issue, Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31), and Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX-25) announced that Ft. Hood will receive $61.5 million to sustain, restore and modernize (SRM) barracks units at ‘The Great Place’.  As the top SRM priority on Ft. Hood, this money is desperately needed for barracks that constantly suffer from water damage and structural faults.

“This has been a hard fought battle, but I am proud to announce Ft. Hood will be receiving this critical funding,” said Rep. Carter. “It is absolutely imperative to have high quality housing on Ft. Hood for our junior enlisted soldiers; this is a basic principle of readiness in the US Army.  Ft. Hood soldiers are deployed to nearly every continent of the world serving our country and defending our freedoms. They deserve the best living conditions that we can offer them. I am happy that our office played a role to get this money for Ft. Hood and will continue to fight to make sure that Ft. Hood has all the resources it needs to maintain its role as one of the premier military installations in the world.”

Rep. Williams said, “Our soldiers at the Great Place deserve the best resources we can offer so they can adequately prepare to carry out their missions at home and abroad. I am pleased with this announcement, and I will continue to fight for our brave men and women who so honorably answer the call to defend freedom and liberty.”

Rep. John Carter Office


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