Based on funding levels in the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill, a full-year FY 2018 spending bill would allocate $23.4 billion to restore military infrastructure, including barracks, hangars, roads, runways and hospitals, according to a House Armed Services Committee press release. The backlog of deferred maintenance on facilities has increased from $2 billion in 1978 to $100 billion today, it states. This year’s defense policy bill calls for spending $14.4 billion to sustain, repair, and upgrade military infrastructure, and $9 billion for new construction.
Photo by U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Ben Bloker