1. Pentagon spares Westover projects from cuts to pay for Mexican border wall; $46M hangar expected in 2022

    Pentagon spares Westover projects from cuts to pay for Mexican border wall; $46M hangar expected in 2022

    A new $46.2 million hangar for inspecting C-5M cargo planes planned at Westover Air Reserve Base has been spared from Pentagon budget cuts President Donald Trump is using to fund a wall on the Mexican border. As a presidential candidate, Trump repeatedly pledged that Mexico would pay for the wall, but when that failed to happen he resorted to transferring money from the Department of Defense after Congress balked at funding the project.

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