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Pennsylvania awards grants for improving the security of military facilities

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The Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC) recently awarded more than $221,000 to two development authorities for transportation and security improvements at military installations.

The Philadelphia Industrial Development Authority received $148,250. It will use the funding for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to perform a structural, mechanical and electrical inspection of the lift bridge, spanning the Navy-owned Reserve Basin Canal in Philadelphia.

The Navy uses the reserve basin for Navy and Naval Surface Warfare Center inactive ship maintenance activities.

The Philadelphia Naval Support Activity provides support services to Navy units located at the Philadelphia Naval Dockyard Annex.

The Cumberland County Industrial Development Authority received $73,102. It will use the funding for the department to conduct a multimodal transportation study at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle to improve a narrow two-lane road connecting US-11 and Claremont Road that access Carlisle Barracks.

The United States Army War College at Carlisle provides senior officers and civilians with advanced training to prepare them for senior leadership assignments and responsibilities.

“Transportation security is critical in all walks of life, but especially so when it involves members of our armed forces,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

PMCEC supports 13 military installations and projects that enhance the value of local military installations.