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NoMoreMoneyForWar: Military Earmarks in the Federal Budget by Rep. Gwen Moore

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2010 Federal Budget approved by Congress

  1. Large-Scale Manufacturing of Revolutionary Nanostructured Materials — $2,000,000
  2. General Mitchell Airport Control Hangar Upgrade — $4,000,000 — U.S. Air Force
  3. Large Format Li-Ion Battery — $600,000 — C&D Technologies Inc U.S. Army
  4. Large-Scale Manufacturing of Revolutionary Nanostructured Materials — $2,000,000 — U.S. Army
  5. MicroDrive for Future HVAC Systems — $600,000 — U.S. Navy DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc.

2011 Federal Budget Proposed:

128 Air Refueling Wing Firestation Replacement – $8.6 million

1685 East Grange Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207
The 128 Air Refueling Wing (ARW) requires an adequately sized and properly configured facility to support the fire/crash/rescue (FCR) operations and training in support of the KC-135 aircraft mission. Functional areas would include apparatus bays, equipment storage space, extinguisher maintenance shop, kitchenette and dining area, control room, classrooms, exercise room, administrative space, and bunkrooms. The current facility is a converted Vehicle Maintenance Shop built in 1971. It is 48% of the authorized space and accommodates 27 full-time and 27 Traditional Guard firefighters.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Large-Scale Manufacturing of Revolutionary Nanostructured Materials – $900,000

600 E. Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53204
The U.S. Army has established a goal of being able to move a large number of troops, anywhere, within 48 hours. This goal requires ultra light vehicles that can operate for prolonged periods with reduced need for refueling. In addition, the Army has set goals for safety, reliability, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of military vehicles. The transportation systems need to be made out of multifunctional, stronger, lighter, stiffer and more affordable materials. These materials will then lead to lightweight, safer, more reliable, low maintenance, and high performance vehicles. In response to the needs of the Army, this project will focus on developing advanced materials, especially metallic, for military components. These materials components will include high performance alloys, nanocomposites, self lubricating, smart and self healing metallic components. These new materials will lead to Army vehicles that will be lighter, longer lasting, high strain rate energy absorbing, multifunctional, self lubricating, smart and self healing. Such advanced materials will have applications in Army vehicles, soldier battle suits, as well as energy absorbing armor.

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