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6.27.08

Bill Could Bring Millions To Cannon AFB

Over $360 Million dollars could be coming to Cannon Air Force Base if President George W. Bush signs a senate appropriations bill.

New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman says the money would purchase seven MC-130J refueling aircraft and five CV-22 ospreys. Each aircraft would cost in excess of $80 Million dollars each. 

Also included in the bill are plans for an $8 Million dollar child care facility to be built on-base.

Bingaman says these upgrades are necessary for the future of Cannon Air Force Base.

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