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Fort Hood gets $117.4 million in barracks funding

'There's nothing more important to me than the well-being of our servicemen and women,' Congressman Roger Williams said.

U.S. Representative Roger Williams (R) announced Friday that Fort Hood had received $117.4 million in barracks funding for 10 Rolling Pin barracks renovations.

Rep. Williams said the funding, which will allow for upgrades and repairs to a total of 746 living spaces in the 10 barracks, marked a step in the right direction for the military installation.

"These brave men and women put their lives on the line for our nation, and the last of their concerns should ever be the living conditions that they return to each night," Rep. Williams said in a press release.

Williams said he would continue to work to secure additional funding for Fiscal Year 2019 and beyond.

U.S. Representative John Carter (R) also worked to secure the money.

"I’ve seen firsthand the dreadful condition of some of the Ft. Hood barracks, and it’s unacceptable for our Soldiers to be living in those environments,” Rep. Carter said earlier this month. “These barracks renovations will not only improve quality of life for our Soldiers, but they will boost morale and improve readiness."