Scott Air Force Base, Ft. Leonard Wood Spared in Defense Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (KMOX) – Supporters of Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East and Fort Leonard Wood in Central Missouri are closer to breathing a sigh of relief.

After 12 hours of debate, a defense spending bill that contains the decision to not convene a base realignment and closure commission in 2017 was passed and sent to the House floor.

Illinois congressman Bill Enyart says the bill also retains the Apache Helicopters for the Illinois National Guard and defeats the proposal to cut $10 million in funding from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), at Scott.

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