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NAS Fallon housing

Staff report

Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Nev., has announced that H.R. 1169, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act, was included in H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, and it passed the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Its inclusion in the defense funding bill makes it highly likely it will become law later this year.

The NAS Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act would transfer a 400-acre BLM parcel within the confines of the naval air station to the Secretary of the Navy. This land would be used for 200 new homes for Navy families and would provide needed flexibility to enable the base to grow. In 1991, BLM made this request, but more than 20 years later, the transfer has still not occurred.

“Most importantly, this land will enable the Navy to upgrade base housing without displacing families from their current homes,” said Amodei.