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The US Department of Defense is diverting an estimated $3.6 billion in military construction funds to help build President Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border.

The Pentagon on Wednesday released the full list of 127 military construction projects that will lose funds in order to help construct 175 miles of southern border wall.

The projects range from building training and ammunition storage facilities to fixing access roads to construction on a middle school in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, along with a subway station entrance facility at the Pentagon.

Just under $1.8 billion meant for US and US territory projects will be reallocated to the border wall. The US is also pulling funds from several overseas projects, more than $1.8 billion, including from construction at air bases in ally nations like the United Kingdom and Germany.

Asked about potential concerns from European allies, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in London on Thursday that his message is one of increasing “burden sharing” among allies when it comes to military spending, and that other countries should “maybe pick up that tab.”

Below is the full list of military construction projects.

Domestic projects: $1,075,961,000


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


Eielson Air Force Base, Repair Central Heat/Power Plant Boiler PH 4: $41,000,000

Eielson Air Force Base, Repair Central Heat/Power Plant Boiler Ph3: $34,400,000

Eielson Air Force Base, Improved Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Range: $19,000,000

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


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


Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Construct C-130J Flight Simulator Facility: $8,000,000


Peterson Air Force Base, Space Control Facility: $8,000,000


Tyndall Air Force Base, 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, Fort Campbell Middle School: $62,634,000


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

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


Fort Meade, Cantonment Area Roads: $16,500,000

Joint Base Andrews, Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Relocate Haz Cargo Pad and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Range: $37,000,000

Joint Base Andrews, Child Development Center: $13,000,000


Jackson-Evers International Airport, Construct Small Arms Range: $8,000,000

New Mexico

Holloman Air Force Base, MQ-9 Formal Training Unit Ops Facility: $85,000,000

White Sands, Information Systems Facility: $40,000,000

New York

US Military Academy, Engineering Center: $95,000,000

US Military Academy, Parking Structure: $65,000,000

North Carolina

Camp Lejeune, 2nd Radio BN Complex, Phase 2: $25,650,000

Camp Lejeune, Ambulatory Care Center Addition/Alteration: $15,300,000

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

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, 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: $8,000,000

Klamath Falls IAP, 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 Air Force Base, Composite Aircraft Antenna Calibration Fac: $26,000,000

Hill Air Force Base, 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 canceled)

Portsmouth, Replace Hazardous Materials Warehouse: $22,500,000

Portsmouth, Ships Maintenance Facility: $26,120,000


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


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

US territory projects: $687,284,000


Joint Region Marianas, Earth Covered Magazines: $52,270,000

Joint Region Marianas, PRTC Roads: $2,500,000

Joint Region Marianas, Water Well Field: $56,088,000

Joint Region Marianas, Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening: $37,180,000

Joint Region Marianas, Machine Gun Range: $50,000,000

Joint Region Marianas, APR - Munitions Storage Igloos, Ph 2: $35,300,000

Joint Region Marianas, Hayman Munitions Storage Igloos MSA 2: $9,800,000

Joint Region Marianas, 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

Camp Santiago, Dining Facility, Transient Training: $13,000,000

Camp Santiago, Engineering/Housing Maintenance Shops (DPW): $11,000,000

Camp Santiago, Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site: $80,000,000

Camp Santiago, National Guard Readiness Center: $50,000,000

Camp Santiago, 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

St. Croix, Power Substation/Switching Station Building: $3,500,000

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

Overseas projects: $1,836,755,000

Bahrain Island

SW Asia, Fleet Maintenance Facility & TOC: $26,340,000


Chievres Air Base, Europe West District Superintendent’s Office: $14,305,000


Nevo Selo Fos, European Deterrence Initiative: Ammunition Holding Area: $5,200,000


Guantanamo Bay, Working Dog Treatment Facility Replacement: $9,080,000


Unspecified Estonia, EDI: SOF Operations Facility: $6,100,000

Unspecified Estonia, EDI: SOF Training Facility: $9,600,000


Baumholder, SOF Joint Parachute Rigging Facility: $11,504,000

East Camp Grafenwoehr, Mission Training Complex: $31,000,000

Panzer Kaserne, MARFOREUR HQ Modernization and Expansion: $43,950,000

Ramstein Air Base, 37 AS Squadron Operations/AMU: $13,437,000