LEBANON—Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County is getting additional funding from the Defense Appropriation Bill to purchase machine gun simulators.
The announcement was made earlier today that the Pennsylvania National Guard will receive $2.4 million dollars in federal funding.
The money will be used to train National Guard soldiers on machine gun simulators. Officials say the simulator will save time and money because they do not use real ammunition.
The Pennsylvania National Guard is the first in the country to use this new technology.
"The Pa. National Guard is the most deployed for one reason--they are the best at what they do and as a result of that they need to have the best tools and the best resources available to them," says Rep. Tim Holden.
Fort Indiantown Gap does not know when they will get the stimulators, the money is there and they plan to order them very soon.