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West Point gets approval for 2 new buildings

By MICHAEL RANDALL | The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y. | Published: August 8, 2018

WEST POINT, N.Y. (Tribune News Service) — The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 includes $160 million for construction of two new buildings at West Point.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced passage of the defense bill Tuesday.

West Point is getting $95 million for a new engineering center that will be used by the military academy's corps of cadets, and $65 million for a parking garage.

Both will be in the central post area. They are part of an ongoing project that includes renovation of cadet barracks and other structures, along with new construction. The project will continue until around 2030.

Three other New York military institutions also received funding.

Schumer called the funding "a critical step to keeping the world-class military assets we have in New York fully modernized and at the peak of excellence and readiness."

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