WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), which has passed both the House and the Senate and is now headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes $10,000,000 in funding for the New Hampshire Air National Guard at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth. This funding was requested and secured by Shea-Porter and will go to constructing a single headquarters facility for operations that will improve communications and efficiency. The Consolidated Appropriations Act passed the House 221 to 202.
“The New Hampshire Air Guard at Pease will operate more efficiently because of this funding,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “Our local Guard members are essential and we must provide them with the facilities they need.”
A full description of what funding will be used for is below.
Air National Guard - NH Pease International Tradeport: 10,000,000
This funding request will enable the 157 Operations Group to consolidate its components into a single building, thus improving its command communications and overall efficiency of operations. The fact that not all Operations Group components are co-located in a single facility impacts the efficiency of command communications and operational coordination. The need for consolidation has become acute due to the 24/7 operations tempo required by the unit mission and the impending arrival of an active-duty Wing.