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Automatic Budget Cuts Could Delay Fort Hood Construction Projects

By: Rachel Cox Email
By: Rachel Cox Email
Looming automatic budget cuts could mean delays in some construction projects at Fort Hood.

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FORT HOOD (February 22, 2013) --- If sequestration kicks in next week, some construction projects at Fort Hood may be delayed.

All projects for the 2013 fiscal year that deal with sustainment, restoration and maintenance are on hold and are at risk, according to a statement from the III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs Office

Renovations to some of the barracks, child development centers and motor pools may have to be postponed because of lack of funds should the cuts go into effect, the statement said.

"Given the uncertainty of what will actually take place in terms of the budget and sequestration, it's probably premature for Fort Hood officials to comment on the specific impacts, mainly because actual impacts won't be known until everything is ruled on or enacted," said Col. Ben Danner, III Corps and Fort Hood public affairs officer.

The statement did say projects such as Hood Stadium and new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center aren't at risk because those contracts have already been awarded.


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