A defense bill signed by President Barack Obama includes more than $21 million for military construction in Cheyenne.
F.E. Warren Air Force Base would get $12.6 million to replace an aging centralized heating plant. The Wyoming Army National Guard would get $8.9 million for a readiness center.
Warren officials estimate the heating project would pay for itself in 7 1/2 years through energy savings once the conversion is completed. The changeover is expected to take two years.
The existing system would be replaced by individual systems for each building.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso spent Thanksgiving with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Kosovo.
The Wyoming Republican visited with members of Detachment Three, B Company, 777th Aviation Support Battalion stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
There are 23 Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers deployed in Kosovo.
Barrasso shared Thanksgiving dinner with the service members, toured the base and was briefed by military officials on operations in the Balkans.