Harper Construction Co., Inc., San Diego, Calif., was awarded a $101,741,289 firm-fixed-price construction contract for design and construction of an F-35C hangar addition at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. The project will include the construction of a two-module addition in support of F-35C operational squadrons. It will construct an aircraft parking apron and marshalling area, access apron and shoulders, taxiway connections and associated lighting, and construct an alternate mission equipment storage facility. The hangar addition will be constructed with reinforced concrete masonry unit, structural steel frames, metal deck and pile foundation. The work to be performed includes design and construction of the F-35C hangar addition to Hangar 6. The contract also contains one unexercised option, which, if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $102,104,756. Work will be performed in Lemoore and is expected to be completed by March 2024. Fiscal 2021 military construction, (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $46,428,527 are obligated on this award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Funds will obligated on individual task orders as they are issued. This contract was competitively procured via Sam.Gov website with five proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62473-21-C-1011). (Awarded Aug. 31, 2021) (Source: DoD, 09/02/21) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of an F-35 training center and reprogramming labs.