Stimulus-Military Bases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Department of Defense plans to spend nearly $74 million from the federal stimulus package on improvements to Oklahoma military bases.

About $44 million will be spent on 42 projects at Tinker Air Force Base. The projects range from roof repairs to anti-terrorism protection upgrades for buildings and at base gates.

About $14.5 million will be spent at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant for family housing, utility repairs, rail line work and road repaving.

Just over $9 million will be spent on health care facilities and medical records at Fort Sill, $3 million will be used for taxiway repair at Vance Air Force Base and $1.8 million will be used for sewer repair and other projects at Altus Air Force Base.

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