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lege of representing the minority as the ranking member today. That was a fine speech you made there yesterday, too. We all want to be there at 11 o'clock to approve the amendment.
Mr. Kelleher, read section 301.
Mr. KELLEHER. Yes, sir.
SEc. 301. The Secretary of the Air Force may establish or develop military installations and facilities by acquiring, constructing, converting, rehabilitating, or installing permanent or temporary public works, including site preparation, appurtenances, utilities, and equipment, for the following projects: Inside the United States. Air Defense Command.
General RENTz. The first Zone of Interior major command to be reviewed is the Air Defense Command. The mission of this command is to provide for the air defense of the continental United States. This program contains a request for $66,828,000 and provides operating facilities at 17 locations. Included within the total of $66,828,000 is an amount of $30,881,000 to provide facilities in support of Strategic Air Command heavy bomber and/or tanker o at 9 locations, an amount of $842,000 to provide support facilities for SAGE at 2 locations, and an amount of $520,000 to provide support facilities for Military Air Transport Command at 1 location. The remainder of the Air Defense Command program, totaling $34,585,000, provides facilities required to support the basic mission, Facilities in support of the Air Defense Command are also included in the Air Research and Development Command for $1,012,000, the Air Training Command for $2,125,000, the Military Air Transport Service for $222,000, the Strategic Air Command for $7,151,000, and the Tactical Air Command for $2,596,000. Mr. KELLEHER. The first installation is Duluth Municipal Airport, Duluth, Minn. General RENTz. The first base to be considered is Duluth Municipal Airport which is located approximately 4 miles northeast of the city of Duluth, Minn. The planned use of Duluth Municipal Airport is for an Air Defense Command fighter mission, an air defense sector headquarters, and a Strategic Air Command mission. The program being requested amounts to $2,649,000 which is composed of the following items. An auto maintenance shop of 15,935 square feet. The requirement for an automotive maintenance shop at Duluth is 19,835 square feet. Against this requirement only 3,900 square feet of auto maintenance shop exists and the facility being requested is necessary to meet the minimum need. The next item requested is a refueling vehicle shop of 2,116 square feet. This shop is required for maintenance and repair on aircraft refueling vehicles. There is no existing facility at Duluth for this function and necessary maintenance is now being performed on the outside. In view of the severe climate at Duluth this is considered a serious deficiency. The next item will provide a dormitory for 400 men. At Duluth, dormitories are required for 1,524 men. There are 860 spaces existing and under construction. The 400 being requested here, although relieving the extremely crowded conditions, will still leave a deficiency at Duluth for programing in future military construction programs. The next item is an airman dining hall for 800 men. The requirement, if for a dining hall, is 1,524 men. They have existing only 650 spaces and this request is necessary to fulfill the minimum airmen messing requirement.
Next is a utility item which will provide necessary utility support in the area of the new dormitories and dining hall. Further, this item will provide for an addition to the waste disposal and treatment plant at Duluth Municipal Airport.
The next item will permit construction of an additional water storage tank which is an urgent requirement at Duluth. The first landfee purchase item being requested in this program will provide land for siting of the new dormitories, dining hall, and water storage tank. The second land-fee purchase item fulfills the runway clearance zone criteria on both ends of the primary runway. The landclearance easement item provides protection for both ends of the primary runway.
In addition, authorization is requested for the construction of 240 units of family housing with private capital under the provision of title VIII of the National Housing Act.
The bill also amends Public Law 968/84 to provide an additional $167,000 in authorization to cover increased costs on projects approved by that law.
Mr. KELLEHER. Who testifies?
General RENTz. Mr. Chairman, at this time I would like to introduce General Dryer, who is the Director of Real Property for the Air Force, and Colonel Jackson, the head of the programing division. General Dryer will carry on through the books and through the bill, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. Now, may I aks of you this: Now, under the law today the Air Force is broken down by the statute in reference to commands; isn't that correct?
General RENTz. Yes, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. Now, is it your intention, if we pass the reorganization bill, with that eliminated, to continue to have Air Defense Command—commands somewhat similar to the ones that exist today? You have three today: Strategic, Continental Defense, and what is the other one?
General RENTz. Air Defense Command.
The CHAIRMAN. All right.
General RENTz. SAC, TAC, and Air Defense Command.
The CHAIRMAN. That is right. You intend to do that?
General RENTz. Mr. Chairman, I can’t speak authoritatively on that, but at this time I can see of no change that we would have in those three commands under the reorganization.
The CHAIRMAN. Under our Fo there is only 1 or 2 lines relating to the Air Force, which practically gives you carte blanche to run your organization just as you see fit to run it. And in your bill, you are still following the o thought and concept of the different commands?
General RENTz. That is correct, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. I think you should at least carry out that line of thought in your new reorganization, and I hope you will, because it will aid us a great deal in our work.
All right. Go ahead. This is Air Defense Command.
The mission of this command is to provide for the air defense of the continental United States.
This program contains a request for $66,828,000 and provides operating facilities at 17 locations.
Included within the total of $66,828,000 is an amount of $30,881,000 to provide facilities in support of Strategic Air Command heavy bomber and, or tanker squadrons at 9 locations; an amount of $842,000 to provide support facilities for SAGE at 2 locations; and an amount of $520,000 to provide support facilities for Military Air Transport Command at 1 location.
The remainder of the Air Defense Command program, totaling $34,-585,000 provides facilities required to support the basic mission.
Facilities in support of the Air Defense Command are also included in the Air Research and Development Command for $1,012,000, the Air Training Command for $2,125,000, the Military Air Transport Service for $222,000, the Strategic Air Command for $7,151,000, and the Tactical Air Command for $2,596,000.
The first base to be considered under this command is Duluth Municipal Airport.
The line items
Now, wait 1 minute. You have 17 Air Defense Command stations in the bill?
General DRYER. Yes, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. And the total amount of that is $66 million! All of them are for identically the same things. In main principle it is the same thing.
General DREYER. The items are similar excepting for the fact, sir, that a large portion of this program is for SĂC facilities on ADC bases. It is almost half of the total program. There, again, the items for the support of the SAC mission at those bases are the usual type of facilities needed for the support of SAC.
The CHAIRMAN. All right. Then let's briefly see what these items are now
The one at Duluth is water storage, land-fee purchase how much land do you propose to buy at Duluth?
Colonel JACKSON. Mr. Chairman, the first land item is 28.1 acres.
The second one is 11.7 acres and the last one is a land easement clearance of 694 acres.
Now, the last one, the big one, is a clearance easement for the end of the runways, to protect the approach zones.
The CHAIRMAN. Now, for the Air Defense Command, how many acres involved in easements, for the whole 16 or 17 bases? How much is going to be required for easement fees, the total acreage?
Colonel JACKSON. Mr. Chairman, I am advised that this is the only one in the Air Defense Command.
The CHAIRMAN. This is the only one in Air Defense Command that you have to buy land, for easement purposes?
Colonel JACKSON. Yes, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. All right. Now, this is for auto maintenance shop, shop refueling vehicles, dormitory, dining hall.
Colonel JACKSON. Yes, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. Now, how much of the last year's authorization for Duluth has been funded!
General RENTZ. We can give you that, sir, in just a moment, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Kelleher, you have that?
Mr. KELLEHER. Mr. Chairman, one item, a commissary at Duluth, for $200,000, was not funded last year. Presumably everything else was.
General RENTZ. Is that correct? Colonel EDMONDS. That is corerct, sir. The CHAIRMAN. Isn't there a provision in the bill that permits a transfer from one line item to another line item within a particular base ?
Mr. KELLEHER. There is a provision relating to that matter in this bill, as there has been for several years.
The CHAIRMAN. Then why couldn't we take that $200,000 and reduce this $200,000?
Mr. KELLEHER. I don't know that that should be done.
Mr. KELLEHER. Mr. Chairman, I think they are funding it this year, You see, it just fell out of the program.
The CHAIRMAN. Are you funding it this year!
Colonel EDMONDS. This is in the proposed 1959 appropriation plan, Mr. Chairman.
The CHAIRMAN. Is it top or low in priority? General RENTZ. Well, it is within the funding plan, Mr. Chairman, which means 115 percent of the requested dollars.
I would also like to mention at this time that when we came before this committee last year everything presented to this committee was in our financial plan for funding. At that time we were requesting $1 billion from the Appropriations Committees. We got $900 million because of the impounding of $100 million previously. So, therefore, those items fell out, sir.
Mr. KELLEHER. And that item, of course, Mr. Chairman, is authorized and in the law today.
The CHAIRMAN. Mrs. St. George, have you any questions?
The CHAIRMAN. Any other members of the committee, any ques. tions!
Mr. KILDAY. Mr. Chairman, last year didn't we get the public works bill out after the appropriation? Wasn't that the situation?
Mr. KELLEHER. It was close in time.
Mr. KELLEHER. I believe we were before them, but they may have held up so we would be.
Mr. KILDAY. My recollection in the conference was we ran into the difficulty that the Senate didn't want to authorize anything that the appropriations hadn't been made for and there was a question as to § priorities and so on. I believe we came behind them last ear. y Mr. KELLEHER. Some things failed to be funded on that basis last year, that is correct, Mr. Kilday. Mr. KILDAY. There was a difficulty at the time. Mr. KELLEHER. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. All right. Without objection, Duluth item is approved. Now, the next one is Ethan Allen Air Force Base. Colonel JACKson. Yes, sir. That is on page 13. The CHAIRMAN. Page 13. General DREYER. The next base to be considered is Ethan Allen Air Force Base, located approximately 2 miles, east northeast of Winooski, Vt. The planned use for this base is for an Air Defense Command fighter mission and a Strategic Air Command mission. The program being requested at Ethan Allen totals $990,000 and involves a request for modification of 646 airmen dormitory spaces. This request will provide for cubicles within existing pre-World War II permanent dormitories which were constructed with large open bays. Specifically, this project will provide a measure of privacy for the individual airman and will modernize the existing outdated latrine facilities. Colonel JACKsoN. We have a total request there, Mr. Chairman, of $990,000. It involves one item, airmen dormitories. Actually, this is a modification project. It is to cubiclize existing permanent dormatories at Ethan Allen. The CHAIRMAN. $990,000. Colonel JACKsoN. Yes, sir. The CHAIRMAN. How much did we authorize last year, and was everything funded at Ethan Allen last year? Colonel EDMonds. We have no holdover item. Mr. KELLEHER. Everything was funded, Mr. Chairman, according to my record. The CHAIRMAN. Mrs. St. George, any questions? Mrs. ST.GEORGE. No. The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, the item is approved. Now, the next one is Glasgow Air Force Base, Glasgow, Mont. Colonel JACKSON. The next base to be considered is Glasgow Air Force Base, located approximately 18 miles north of the city of Glasgow, Mont. The planned use for this base is for an Air Defense Command fighter mission and a Strategic Air Command bomber mission. The total program being requested for Glasgow amounts to $10,749,000. The majority of the items contained in this request consists of a second increment of facilities required for the Strategic Air Command mission at Glasgow Air Force Base which was initiated through the fiscal year 1958 supplemental construction program. All items for support of the Strategic Air Command mission are deficiencies and there are no facilities existing which can be utilized for the functions involved. Strategic Air Command facilities in this