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December 22, 2012

Inhofe praises passage of defense bill

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NORMAN —

The bill also includes $25 million for construction of a training complex at Camp Gruber and $4.9 billion for a practice shooting range at Fort Sill.

Impact aid

The bill includes a $25 million authorization to supplemental Impact Aid to local education agencies with military dependent children, and includes additional authorization for schools with military children with severe disabilities.

C-130s

The bill includes language to stop the Air Force from cancelling the C-130 Aviation Modernization Program until at least 30 days after Congress receives a report from the Air Force with AMP cost and schedule details.

AMP, a Boeing program that employs hundreds in Oklahoma City, modernizes the C-130H fleet with a digital glass cockpit and a new digital avionics system, reducing aircraft operating costs and providing increased combat capability.

 

 

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