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NAS JRB Fort Worth to Receive $3.1M for Infrastructure Project

FT. WORTH, TX — The City of Fort Worth, along with six other Texas cities, were awarded grant money from the state of Texas as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program.

The state awarded $1.9 million to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, and the City of Fort Worth is contributing another $1.2 million to the base’s Military Family Advocacy Resource Network building rehabilitation infrastructure project.

Abbott’s Office recently announced a new round of $15.3 million in grants awarded from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission program to assist military communities across the state.

“Not only are the 15 major military installations and Army Futures Command in Texas critical to our nation’s defense, they also add over $123 billion to the state’s economy and support, directly and indirectly, more than 633,000 jobs in communities across this great state. That is why I will continue to work with the Texas Legislature and the Texas Military Preparedness Commission to ensure that our military installations continue to add unmatched value,” Abbott said.

Once completed, the infrastructure project will be the new home to NAS JRB Fort Worth’s Military Family Advocacy Resource Center, the Navy College Campus office, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and the Navy Region Legal Services Center.

Capt. Mark McLean, NAS JRB Fort Worth’s Commanding Officer, expressed his gratitude to the state and to the City of Fort Worth for their financial contributions that will directly affect the well-being of the men, women, service member families, and area veterans of NAS JRB Fort Worth.

“Taking care of our military families and veterans is one of our nation’s highest priorities as our service members put service before self in the defense of our nation. Once this infrastructure project is completed, the new Family Advocacy Resource facility will serve our military and their families well for years to come,” McLean said.
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