U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities included in the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President’s desk. Specifically, the bill includes $4.2 million to build a new Organizational Maintenance Shop within the Army Reserve Center (ARC) in Rockland County. The current facility cannot meet the training needs of the engineer company. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the facilities are overcrowded and not long enough to handle current equipment assigned to the engineer company at this location. The new construction will provide maintenance and administrative areas with updated plumbing, mechanical, security and electrical systems.
“The current Army Reserve Center in Rockland needs a full-scale upgrade to train the dedicated men and women who serve in our Army Reserves. I am pleased this $4.2 million in funding has now passed Congress, so we can ensure the ARC has the proper resources it needs to train our troops,” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue fighting for it until it has been signed by the President.”
“Constructing a new Organizational Maintenance Shop is a critical investment that will ensure the men and women of our Army Reserves have a state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “These federal resources will help make sure our reservists in Rockland County have the very best training facilities available and will help with retention of these troops. I will continue fighting to ensure our troops have the resources and services they need to advance their training.”
These facility upgrades are funded by the military construction program in military construction and veterans administration’s appropriations bill.