Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) released the FY23 Defense Appropriations Report which fully funds the Georgia CRTC (Combat Readiness Training Center) by providing $6.5M for personnel and $5.2M in operations & maintenance. To read Senator Warnock’s press release, click here.
The next steps for the House and the Senate is to conference the Defense Appropriations Bill. The conference is slated for later this year.
The GA CRTC mission is to provide an integrated, realistic training environment for U.S. fighter aircraft to enhance their air combat capabilities and readiness. The GA CRTC distinguishes itself by being only one of a few locations with an accredited 6,000 square/foot Special Access Program Facilities (SAPF) to support 5th generation fighter aircraft (F-35, F-22). The GA CRTC is located next to airspace just off the coast of Georgia and provides unparalleled Air Force /Navy Air to Air training integration options. Townsend Bombing Range is 50 miles south and supports Air to Ground training.