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Jackson Armory receives funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jackson's National Guard Armory will receive $170,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to install backup heating units. The funding was announced Monday. St. Peter's National Guard Armory was also funded in Rep. Tim Walz's congressional district.

"This modernization of our National Guard facilities in St. Peter and Jackson will put people to work and enhance the quality of life for our troops who regularly train in these facilities," said Walz. "This is our down-payment on ensuring that our Guard is ready to meet the security challenges of the 21st century."

Department of Defense (DoD) Recovery Act dollars will fund much-needed improvements to military installations, including hospitals, child development centers and housing for troops and their families.

ARRA funds are also being used to support DoD high priority programs such as care for wounded warriors and energy security.