BRUNSWICK, Maine — The airport at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station is going to receive $2 million in federal money to overhaul one of the hangars.

The former Hangar 5 consists of two identical 50,000-square-foot aircraft bays along with administrative offices built in 1982.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the funding is being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airport Program. The goal of the program is to help to convert former military airfields to facilities to civilian use.

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has been converting the base since it closed in 2011. Hangar 5 is currently empty.

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