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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003 earmarks about $130 million for various military construction projects in Colorado, most of them in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area, the two biggest cities south of the Denver metro area. Projects under review, which still must be approved by the full House and Senate, include:

* A possible $18.4 million for Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to house the newly created Northern Command for homeland defense created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Northern Command, or NORTHCOM, will oversee defense of the mainland United States in conjunction with NORAD.

* $42 million to construct barracks at Fort Carson in the Springs.

* $38 million for next phase of “demilitarizing” the Pueblo Army Depot.

* $12.4 million to replace family housing at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

* $10.8 million for a wing headquarters and administration facility at Buckley Air National Guard Base in Aurora.

* $6.9 million for Consolidated Space Group Ops at Schriever Air Force Base in the Springs.

* $5.2 million for an athletic facility at the Air Force Academy in northern Colorado Springs.

* $4.25 million for a fire station at Fort Carson.

* $1.1 million for truck docks at Fort Carson.

* $959,000 to build family housing at Peterson Air Force Base.

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