Budget includes $581M for WA military bases

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BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- Military bases in Washington will receive $581 million for construction projects under the budget President Obama sent to Congress.

The largest amount -- $280 million -- goes toward a second explosives handling wharf for Trident submarines at the Bangor base. Construction on the $715 million facility is to begin this summer.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://is.gd/bjNtRC) seven projects at Joint Base Lewis-McChord would get $295 million and the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station would get a $6 million flight simulator.