The Insider

Marines request additional $236M for infrastructure improvements

By Lee Hudson  
March 1, 2018 at 2:57 PM

The Marine Corps is seeking an additional $235.9 million for infrastructure improvements in its fiscal year 2019 unfunded priorities list.

The bulk of the request -- $71.7 million -- would fund an area mess hall and consolidated warehouse at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. Another $51.3 million would be set aside for the 2nd Radio Battalion Complex at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC.

"Our Infrastructure Reset Strategy is focused on optimizing and modernizing our bases and stations," according to a letter accompanying the list from Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. "Its intent is to provide Marine Corps installations that are data-driven power projection platforms, capable of adapting ready training venues to the evolving operating environment while maintaining a high quality of life for our Marines, Sailors, and their families, all at an economically sustainable rate."