Fort Hood to get $145-million for barracks renovations

Fort Hood gets $145M for new barracks

FORT HOOD - Fort Hood will get $145-million to renovate barracks, some of which have been condemned, Rep. John Carter announced Thursday.

The funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Operation and Maintenance funds passed by Congress earlier this year.

“I am proud to represent the ‘Great Place’ in Congress. Over the years, I have worked closely with Fort Hood leadership to ensure our soldiers have what they need to succeed, and this is a huge win,” said Rep. Carter. “I have seen firsthand the despicable condition many of the barracks are in today. With this funding, we will be able to provide proper housing for soldiers, which raises morale and improves readiness, making our Army even stronger.”

The funding will allow for upgrades and repairs to 15 enlisted housing barracks.  Repairs will include heating and cooling, replace electrical wiring, plumbing, lighting fixtures, stairways, ceilings, walls, and many other exterior and interior needed repairs.

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