November 13, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Funding for Floyd Bennet Field's Brooklyn Marine Corps Base in Military Construction Appropriations Bill has Passed Congress & is Now on its Way to the President's Desk - Legislation Includes Funding for $2.4 Million Facility Upgrade

Brooklyn Marine Corps Base at Floyd Bennet Field Does Not Have Enough to Space to Store Critical Communications & Electronic Equipment Funding Will Be Used to Build New Storage Facility & Will Allow Large Marine Corps Unit in Brooklyn to Better Store Specialized Communications Vehicles & Electronic Equipment Schumer, Gillibrand: Marine Corps Base in Brooklyn Will Get Upgrade It Needs & Deserves

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities incorporated into the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President’s desk. Specifically, the bill includes $2.479 million to build a new storage facility at the Brooklyn Navy Reserve Center. The new storage facility will provide space to store specialized communications vehicles and communications/electronic equipment, as the existing buildings lack sufficient storage space to house the current equipment. The incoming equipment and vehicles will require covered storage in order to protect it against the elements.  This funding will be used to construct a steel frame pre-engineered high bay organic equipment building which includes a concrete foundation, seismic features, pre-engineered metal insulated siding and roofing.

“The Brooklyn Marine Corps base is in need of additional space to store critical equipment and vehicles to help those who serve our country. I am pleased this $2.4 million in funding has now passed Congress, so we can ensure the Brooklyn Marine Corps Base has the proper resources it needs for our troops,” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue fighting for it until it has been signed by the President.”

“Construction of the new storage facility at the Brooklyn Navy Reserve Center is a critical investment that will ensure the maintenance of specialized communications and electronic equipment and vehicles for the Brooklyn Marine Corps,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “These federal resources are critical to provide necessary construction upgrades to help ensure our service men and women have the very best facilities available to them. I will continue fighting to ensure our troops have the resources and services they need.”

These facility upgrades are funded by the military construction program in military construction and veterans administration's appropriations bill.