Sens. Warnock & Ossoff Secure $12.5 Million Authorization to Upgrade Helicopter Aprons at Moody Air Force Base in NDAA

Funding will support 41st Rescue Squadron’s new helicopter fleet

Thanks to Sens. Warnock and Ossoff’s push, funding authorization secured ahead of schedule

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have secured inclusion of a $12.5 million authorization in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act for construction of new helicopter parking aprons at Georgia’s Moody Air Force Base to support the Air Force’s 41st Rescue Squadron.

Sens. Rev. Warnock and Ossoff pushed to secure the funding ahead of schedule to support the 41st Squadron’s move to the new HH-60W “Pave Hawk” combat rescue helicopter, which will support the Rescue Squadron’s missions in providing combat and peacetime search and rescue capabilities to safeguard and advance U.S. national security interests.

Once the NDAA is passed, the funding authorization will provide an adequately-sized, properly configured parking apron for the new helicopter fleet.

“Sen. Rev. Warnock and I will continue delivering resources to upgrade key military installations in Georgia so our airmen, sailors, soldiers, and Marines have the tools they need to defend our nation,” Sen. Ossoff said.

“I am proud we were able to secure the appropriation of this critical funding, and I am glad that it will also be authorized this year. Moody Air Force Base is a unique and nationally important military installation and ensuring the future of the HH-60Ws and the 41st Rescue Squadron is a Georgia priority. Georgia remains a crucial part of our nation’s defense infrastructure, and I will continue to support our military installations and servicemembers to ensure they have the necessary tools to lead the way for our state and nation,” said Sen. Reverend Warnock.

Sens. Warnock and Ossoff also recently secured a $100 million authorization for the construction of a new permanent party barracks facility at Georgia’s Ft. Stewart.

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