Bay County Bases Get Additional Funding

Local military bases are getting a big piece of the Military Quality of Life Appropriations Act.

Congressman Allen Boyd says $31 million in the appropriations Conference report from Tyndall and The Panama City Naval Support Activity.

There’s $10 million for the First Air Force Air Operations Center, $2.5 million for a F/A-22 Fuel Maintenance Facility and $9 million for a 120 bed dormitory at Tyndall.

Congressman Boyd says he was able to secure $9.7 million for the Joint Aquatic Combat Diver Training Facility at the local Navy Base.

Boyd said, “We need to provide up to date equipment and facilities for our service men and women and I will continue to see that our bases receive the necessary federal funds.”