Air Force

Air Force general uses $387G in taxpayer funds to renovate foyer

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A foyer leading to a three-star general's office has been renovated at a cost to taxpayers of $387,000.

The Gazette reports the renovation bill was about $130,000 more than the average price of a home in the Pikes Peak region.

Air Force Academy officials declined to give out a detailed list of how the money was spent.

Academy spokesman Lt. Col. Allen Heritage said the total cost was approved by a committee as well as the Pentagon.

About $16,000 went toward resolving concerns over fire codes.

Other changes include new carpet and lighting.

Heritage said Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson attracts many guests.

He said about 800 visitors see the foyer annually.