The Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) is receiving $8.8 million in federal funding, which will go toward base and security infrastructure.
Congressman Tim Ryan announced that Camp Ravenna will also receive $7.4 million. Camp Ravenna’s funding will go toward a new machine gun range.
The funding was secured through the House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee (MIL-CON VA).
Ryan said he also created a new $10 million pilot program to finance construction at veterans service organizations that would enhance their delivery of health and wellness services.
“I am thankful to have been able to leverage my position on the MIL-CON VA Subcommittee to bring these funds back to our community so that we can make the important investments needed to keep our military facilities on the cutting edge,” said Congressman Ryan. “The men and women who serve at YARS and Camp Ravenna are the best and brightest we have and it is our responsibility to give them the resources they need to protect and serve both Northeast Ohio and the United States of America.”