05.18.16

Senator David Perdue Fights For Army Airfield Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) offered an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill asking the U.S. Army to offer a plan to modernize its aging airfield hangars like the Apache hangars at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, and other military installations across the country.

“During my visit to Hunter Army Airfield last year, I saw firsthand the aging condition of our hangars and this continues to be a serious problem across the Army,” said Senator Perdue. “While Washington often focuses on combat operations and equipping our forces in the field, we cannot allow our military facilities to fall behind. Our nation must maintain and prioritize this investment to support our national defense. Modernizing the Apache hangars at Hunter Army Airfield is a clear example of one way we can ensure a safe and responsible working environment for our personnel as they prepare for combat missions abroad.”

Senator Perdue’s amendment would ask the U.S. Army to produce a detailed report on the age and condition of hangars for Combat Aviation Units in order to help identify the most deficient infrastructure assets and devise a plan to modernize or replace them.