The Army is expected to purchase about 1.6 million trailers for military bases around the country.
The Army has been trying to save money in recent years by downsizing bases and consolidating the workforce, but it has been struggling to keep up with demand.
This year, the Army is set to sell nearly $900 million worth of trailers to help offset the cost of the planned replacement of the Army’s Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Camp LeJeune project is the latest in a string of retirements that have forced the Army to seek additional funding to repair aging facilities.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the Camp Le Jeune project has cost the Army $1,936 million to date.
The Pentagon has been working on a plan to purchase 3.4 million trailers.