The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to fund a $2.5 million runway rehabilitation project at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, federal officials said.

The grant will cover resurfacing and repairs on one of the Suffolk County-owned airport's three runways. Gabreski's runway 15/33 is marked by potholes and pavement debris, officials said, and requires daily inspections to fix the potholes and remove debris.

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Gabreski is home to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, which specializes in search-and-rescue operations overseas and within the United States.

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Lee Zeldin announced the funding in a news release Tuesday.

Zeldin (R-Shirley) said the grant is "especially necessary" because it supports the 106th Rescue Wing, which he said "plays a crucial role to protect our national security and New York's emergency response capabilities."

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called the runway rehabilitation "an important project for an important regional asset."