WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the urging of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations bill being considered in Congress this week includes $3.3 million in federal funding for Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.

“Our Citizen-Soldiers need and deserve the best possible training facilities to ensure that they’re equipped to serve,” said Brown. “This investment will help prepare our National Guard for future missions.”

Brown helped secure funding for Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

The funding would help make improvements to the Camp’s indoor firing range facility. This range is used to train and test soldiers against stationary targets for day and night qualifications with their service rifles. The funds would help improve the existing training for both overseas contingency operations as well as routine preparedness.