Here's Every Military Construction Project in the U.S. Being Pushed Back to Fund Trump's Border Wall

As the government continues to face backlash over its decision to divert $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to the development of President Donald Trump's long-promised wall, we now have a clearer picture of which initiatives will be affected.

In a letter, which was first reported on by The Daily Beast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined 127 projects expected to lose a total of $1.7 billion in funding. While Esper said that money would not be pulled away from "family housing, barracks, or dormitory projects," the list, which lists dollar amounts in the thousands, reveals an array of initiatives within the U.S. and around the world that will be affected.

Among the initiatives that will be impacted by the funding diversion are educational facilities for children, weapon maintenance facilities and firing ranges.

Below is the full list of military initiatives that will be affected in the U.S. and its territories:

United States:
Grand cost: $1,075,961,000


Anniston Army Depot, Weapon Maintenance Shop, $5,200,000


Eielson AFB: Repair Central Heat/Power Plant Boiler, $41,000,000; Repair Central Heat & Power Plant Boiler Ph3 $34,400,000; Eielson AFB Improved CATM Range, $19,000,000

Fort Greely: Missile Field #1 Expansion, $8,000,000


Fort Huachuca: Ground Transport Equipment Building, $30,000,000


Channel Islands: ANGS July 2020 Construct C-130J Flight Simulator Facility, $8,000,000


Peterson AFB: Space Control Facility, $8,000,000


Tyndall AFB: Fire/Crash Rescue Station, $17,000,000


Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam: Consolidated Training Facility, $5,500,000

Kaneohe Bay: Security Improvements Mokapu Gate, $26,492,000

Crane Army Ammunition Plant: Railcar Holding Area, $16,000,000
Hulman Regional Airport: Construct Small Arms Range, $8,000,000

Fort Campbell, Kentucky: Ft Campbell Middle School, $62,634,000

Joint Reserve Base New Orleans: NORTHCOM - Construct Alert Apron, $15,000,000, NORTHCOM - Construct Alert Facilities $24,000,000

Fort Meade: Cantonment Area Roads, $16,500,000
Joint Base Andrews: PAR Relocate Haz Cargo Pad and EOD Range, $37,000,000; Child Development Center, $13,000,000


Jackson IAP: Construct Small Arms Range, $8,000,000

New Mexico:

Holloman AFB: MQ-9 FTU Ops Facility, $85,000,000
White Sands: Information Systems Facility, $40,000,000

New York:

U.S. Military Academy: Engineering Center, $95,000,000; Parking Structure $65,000,000

North Carolina:

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: 2nd Radio BN Complex, Phase 2, $25,650,000; Ambulatory Care Center Addition/Alteration, $15,300,000

Fort Bragg: Butner Elementary School Replacement, $32,944,000 (previously canceled)

Seymour Johnson AFB: KC-46A ADAL for Alt Mission Storage, $6,400,000

Tulsa Iap: Construct Small Arms Range, $8,000,000

Klamath Falls IAP: Construct Indoor Range, $8,000; Replace Fuel Facilities, $2,500,000

South Carolina:

Beaufort: Laurel Bay Fire Station Replacement, $10,750,000


Fort Bliss: Defense Access Roads, $20,000,000
Joint Base San Antonio: Camp Bullis Dining Facility, $18,500,000


Hill AFB: Composite Aircraft Antenna Calibration, $26,000,000; UTTR Consolidated Mission Control Center, $28,000,000


Joint Base Langley-Eustis: Construct Cyber Ops Facility, $10,000,000
Norfolk: Replace Hazardous Materials Warehouse, $18,500,000
Pentagon: Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, $12,111,000 (Previously cancelled)
Portsmouth: Replace Hazardous Materials Warehouse, $22,500,000; Ships Maintenance Facility, $26,120,000

Bangor: Pier and Maintenance Facility, $88,960,000


Truax Field: Construct Small Arms Range, $8,000,000

U.S. Territories
Grand total: $687,284,000


Joint Region Marianas:Earth Covered Magazines, $52,270,000; PRTC Roads, $2,500,000; Water Well Field, $56,088,000; Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening, $37,180,000; Machine Gun Range, $50,000,000; APR - Munitions Storage Igloos, Phase 2, $35,300,000; Hayman Munitions Storage Igloos MSA 2, $9,800,000; APR - SATCOM C4I Facility, $14,200,000

Puerto Rico:

Arroyo: Readiness Center, $30,000,000
Camp Santiago: Company Headquarters Bldg -Transient Training, $47,000,000, Dining Facility, Transient Training, $13,000,000; Engineering/Housing Maintenance Shops (DPW), $11,000,000; Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site, $80,000,000; National Guard Readiness Center, $50,000,000; Power Substation/Switching Station Building, $18,500,000

Gurabo: Vehicle Maintenance Shop, $28,000,000
Punta Borinquen: Ramey Unit School Replacement, $61,071,000
San Juan: Aircraft Maintenance Hangar (AASF), $64,000,000

Virgin Islands:

St. Croix: Vehicle Maintenance Shop, $20,000,000; Power Substation/Switching Station Building, $3,500,000

St. Thomas: National Guard Vehicle Maintenance Shop Add/A, $3,875,000


A wide range of military construction projects around the world have also been pushed back, with initiatives across Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan affected.

The full list of affected initiatives can be seen here. The Statista graph below also shows where money has been taken from.

Trump DoD Construction Budget

'A slap in the face'

Democrats have slammed the Trump administration's decision to pull funding away from military construction projects to fuel the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling the move a "slap in the face" to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

"It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces who serve our country that @realDonaldTrump is willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost his own ego, and for a wall he promised Mexico would pay to build," Schumer wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the "the administration's irresponsible decision to transfer funds from appropriated U.S. military construction makes America less safe and dishonors the Constitution."

"The President is negating the Constitution's most fundamental principle, the separation of powers, by assaulting our Congressional 'power of the purse,' and is undermining the oath of office we take to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people," she said.

Rather than building a wall, Pelosi said that if the U.S. wants to deter migrants from coming to the border, the government should focus on addressing "the root causes of migration," driving asylum seekers to the border.

"As our bipartisan Congressional delegation saw firsthand last month in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America, we should be strengthening U.S. initiatives. Yet, the Administration has decided to move critical funding from effective and proven counternarcotics and stability and security initiatives to build an ineffective, wasteful wall. This senseless decision will only worsen the underlying causes of migration," Pelosi said.

Border wall
A section of the US-Mexico border fence seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on March 26, 2019. The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to pull funds from military construction projects for the development of President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP/Getty

This article has been updated to clarify some of the number values listed.

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