By Hiroko Sato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: 01/05/2013 06:36:04 AM EST
DEVENS — Fort Devens will soon be able to train more soldiers as the new defense budget provides funding to complete several ongoing construction projects.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act signed Wednesday by President Obama, Devens will receive $8.5 million in military construction funds for fiscal 2013. The funding will enable the fort to finish projects to revamp classrooms, renovate a base store and add garrison space in several buildings. Once renovated, the buildings — which were mostly built in the 1960s and updated over the years — will accommodate 500 additional beds for soldiers coming from across the country for training, according to Lt. Col. Steven Egan…