Bright requests funds for Maxwell
Congressman Bobby Bright's office has requested $14.4 million for Squadron Officer College Lodging at Maxwell Air Force Base.
According to information posted on Bright's Web site, this funding would construct adequate dormitory and living quarters to accommodate students that attend one of the courses that are offered at the Squadron Officer School (SOS) and International Officer School (IOS) at Maxwell Air Force Base.
The project would replace the existing deteriorated lodging and dormitory facilities. Existing facilities were constructed in 1956 with only limited and minor upgrades over the years. Adequate quarters are not available off-base because the local community cannot provide the number of rooms required for the schools to effectively operate. New quarters would provide an appropriate degree of individual privacy which is essential for successful training. Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base is a valuable part of the greater Montgomery area. This project is a wise use of taxpayer funds because it would raise an important component of Maxwell-Gunter to modern standards.