Utah to Reap Millions From Military Spending Bill

Utah to Reap Millions From Military Spending Bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah will received millions of dollars from a military spending bill that was approved by Congress this week.

Hill Air Force Base will get a large portion of the money, including more than five (M)million dollars to purchase new equipment for an F-16 shop and just over four (M)million to improve productivity in overhauling landing gear.

Senator Orrin Hatch told The Salt Lake Tribune that Hill is one of the Air Force's top-flight depots, and this funding will go toward making it even more vital to the nation's military.

The spending bill will also give the Utah National Guard three-point-five (M)million dollars to upgrade and improve its intelligence gathering system. Additionally, Utah universities will received just over seven (M)million dollars for defense related research.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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