Army officials say they are about halfway through a $1.7 billion construction boom that was started to handle the return of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.
About $500 million of the projects were related to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decisions to bring additional soldiers to Fort Riley, including the return of the 1st Infantry Division from Germany.
That move began in 2006 and will push the soldier population to about 19,000 by 2013.
Despite a howling snow storm blowing across the Kansas post Tuesday, construction crews were continuing their work on a number of facilities, including new hangars, operations centers and headquarters for the division's combat aviation brigade.
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