(KMOV) -- The United States Military is consolidating three transportation facilities in Virginia, and turning them into one headquarters at Scott Air Force Base.
The move will reportedly save more than a billion dollars, and will streamline transportation operations. This $130 million move will allow the air force and army to work side by side in controlling the movement of troops and equipment for the first time.
It was not long ago that rumors existed of Scott Air Force Base closing under pressure to consolidate. In recent years, the base has gained intelligence operations bringing stability and civilian jobs.
Scott Air Force Base is currently in the center of the massive troop movements into Afghanistan and out of Iraq.
The facility will also bring about 1,200 jobs to the area. Many will be military jobs, but there will also be civilian jobs as well.