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State to lose $200 million for military construction

An educational program will be eliminated, and other local projects will receive nothing at all

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 17, 2014

~~<p>More than half of the $449.5 million in projected military construction for Hawaii was axed from the Defense Department's 2015 budget request, and some other programs are being reduced or eliminated as the Pentagon starts to roll out the latest round of cuts.</p>
<p>Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which is in a period of growth, would be particularly hard hit by the cutbacks, with $104.5 million for a headquarters/operations center, $65.4 million for a bachelor enlisted quarters, $62.9 million for airfield electrical system upgrades and $5.4 million for MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey landing zone improvements all reduced to zero for 2015.</p>
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More than half of the $449.5 million in projected military construction for Hawaii was axed from the Defense Department's 2015 budget request, and some other programs are being reduced or eliminated as the Pentagon starts to roll out the latest round of cuts.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, which is in a period of growth, would be particularly hard hit by the cutbacks, with $104.5 million for a headquarters/operations center, $65.4 million for a bachelor enlisted quarters, $62.9 million for airfield electrical system upgrades and $5.4 million for MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey landing zone improvements all reduced to zero for 2015. Login for more...



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