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Camp Parks to receive stimulus money

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 3:38 pm in Jerry McNerney.

Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin will receive more than $8 million in federal stimulus funds, according to the office of Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.

The funds will be used for two projects at the station.

Approximately $4.7 million will be used to renovate barracks for soldiers who are on short-term training assignments at Camp Parks.  Another $3.2 million will be dedicated to renovating housing for personnel assigned to Camp Parks on a more permanent basis.

“At a time when increasing demands are being placed on our troops, we need to make sure their housing needs are met,” McNerney said in a prepared release.  “The soldiers at Camp Parks are often far away from their families and homes.  These funds will help make sure they are provided for while serving our country.”

The funds made available to Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area were allocated from the stimulus package signed into law on February 17, 2009 and are administered by the Department of Defense.

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    Maybe use some of the money to give the baseball diamond there a facelift.

    Guys in Tri Valley Mens Baseball would joke about the field claiming that when Obama closes down Guantamano they’ll ship our guests to Camp Parks and make them play ball on the field instead of a rock quarry.