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Gov. DeSantis announces $3.4M funding for military community, bases in Florida

About $1 million of those funds will go to Jacksonville and Clay County.

STARKE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis says $3.4 million will go to the military community and bases in Florida.

The money will come from the Department of Economic Opportunity and will largely impact military bases in northeast and northwest Florida, he explained. 

About $1 million of those funds will go to Jacksonville and Clay County.

DeSantis made the announcement Wednesday morning at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, a North Florida training center said to be a "valuable asset" to state agencies.

Established in 1939, the 73,000-acre training center provides "quality service, training areas, ranges, education facilities, simulation platforms, maintenance, and other services" to Florida's National Guard and federal, state and local agencies.

According to Camp Blanding's website, it was also used as a major U.S. Army training facility during World War II.

Recent announcements from DeSantis have included an end to the FSA testing, fines for worker vaccination mandates and the allocation of infrastructure funding.