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Wing recently closes out fiscal year

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Wing officials closed out the fiscal year recently, listing several projects funded by Air Education and Training Command headquarters and the 314th Airlift Wing.
The end-of-year fallout funding will help improve the wing's ability to perform the mission, improve quality-of-life for servicemembers and enhance the community and base, according to 314th Comptroller Squadron officials.
"It's inevitable that money will be freed-up at year's end from other sources that were not able to spend it," said Lt. Col. Dave Marzo, 314th Comptroller Squadron commander. "AETC has these funds and they look to each base in the command and ask 'who has a valid need for this money?'"
Projects funded with end-of-year fallout funds are:
AETC Headquarters funded
1. Installation warning system -- This $325,000 system, also known as the Telephone Alerting System and Network Alerting System, will alert and warn the base population of current or predicted threats, as well as important instructions.
2. Child development center equipment -- $192,000 will be spent to resurface the playgrounds and install a closed-circuit television system.
3. Budget and accounting office furniture -- $50,000 will be used to facilitate the Air Force-directed transformation order, consolidating the budget and accounting office in a centralized location.
4. Family readiness and support -- $5,500 will go toward supplies to allow continued service to the base.
5. Land mobile radios -- $159,000 will replace many radios in the 314th Logistics Readiness and Security Forces Squadrons, enhancing safety and communication abilities.
314th AW funded
1. Warfit gym equipment -- $128,000 will purchase 17 elliptical machines, four exercise bikes, step mills, 14 treadmills and one weight-assisted dip chin.
2. Warfit track -- A parking lot will be installed for $279,000, four lighting poles will cost $364,000 and a restroom/shower facility will run $130,000. The purchases will increase overall safety and convenience for base personnel and their families.
3. Information technology refreshing -- $158,000 will replace six servers and 200 switches that are aging.
4. Linen replacement -- Replacing the linens in lodging will cost $60,000. This is the first linen replacement in five years.
5. Street repairs -- $60,000 will help improve the quality of roads across base.
6. Crisis action team furniture -- $55,000 will be use to replace the CATs worn furniture.
7. Unit control center desk -- A new desk for the security forces UCC will cost $40,000.
8. 314th Maintenance Group radios -- $33,000 will be spent on land mobile radios for the maintenance group.
9. Flightline gate shacks -- $31,000 will help replace the gate shacks. The old shacks are ill-equipped for protection from the elements.
10. Ultimate training munitions -- $28,000 will be spent on improving real-time engagement training for 195 personnel by purchasing 40 M4 conversion kits, 40 9M conversion kits, 40 face masks, 40 sets of goggles, 6,000 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 4,000 rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition.
11. Electronics reference collection -- $15,000 will purchase a new reference database for the library to aide in research
12. Supply assets tracking system -- $34,000 will purchase a new program and equipment intended to assist logistics personnel with deliveries and delivery tracking.
13. Smart board -- $2,000 will go towards the purchase of a new smart board for a training room.
"General Self's number one goal is to make sure commanders have what they need to do the mission," said Colonel Marzo. "The rest of the dollars will go to projects that benefit the entire base."