WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Michael R. Turner announced today that $14 million dollars in funding for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base cleared an important first step by passing through the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. Once passed, the $14 million will go toward the construction of a new security forces building at Wright-Patterson.
Currently, Security Forces at Wright-Patterson are located in a facility originally constructed in 1934 as a garage. After undergoing numerous renovations, the decaying facility lacks a separate prisoner entrance, processing room, and crime scene investigation training area. The new Security Forces building will consolidate operations for the 88th Security Forces Squadron near a primary base entry gate, greatly improving the response time of the Security Forces to many areas of Wright-Patterson.
“Federal support for Wright-Patterson is critical in helping the personnel there fulfill their mission,” Congressman Turner said. “Wright-Patterson is also a critical economic engine for our region. The renovation of the Security Forces Building is just one of the exciting changes happening out at Wright-Patterson.”
The next step for the funding will be a meeting of the full Appropriations Committee in the House.