Panama City, FL –
TYNDALL AIR BASE, Fla. (WMBB) – Tyndall Air Force Base is still part of an ideological struggle over how best to spend federal money and run the US immigration system.
As part of President Donald Trump’s immigration plan, his administration has diverted billions from military projects to building a border wall. As part of this plan, more than $ 17 million was taken from the base in 2019. The money had been allocated to build a rescue in case of fire / accident station.
The station was to support up to 15 firefighting vehicles and provide space for fitness, training and living quarters for military personnel.
On Friday, the Biden administration announced that $ 25 million will now go to Tyndall for the fire / accident relief station as well as millions in other federal projects and that all construction on the wall border would end.
“In total, the previous administration built 52 miles of wall where no barrier previously existed, with some wall segments costing U.S. taxpayers as much as $ 46 million per mile,” Biden officials wrote in a statement. Press release. “The effort diverted critical resources from military training facilities and schools, and caused serious risks to life, safety and the environment. It has also distracted attention from real security issues, such as drug trafficking and human trafficking.
Other currently funded projects include:
- $ 10 million for the expansion of the missile field at Fort Greely, Alaska. The field is part of the US defenses against North Korean ballistic missiles, and was to be expanded to add two missile interceptors.
- Over $ 25 million for the 2sd North Carolina Radio Battalion Complex. Congress provided funds for the new complex to co-locate two battalions, improve information fusion capability and combat readiness training effectiveness, and address the growing threat of cyber warfare. .
- $ 79 million for Spangdahlem Elementary School for US Military Children in Germany. The school, which currently accommodates more than 600 military children, lacks proper air conditioning, plumbing and security systems and had to be replaced when the previous administration diverted funds to the wall.
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