Congressman Turner released a joint statement with Dayton Development Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland on funding included in the House-passed omnibus for a new satellite pharmacy at Wright-Patt and additional funding for technology transfer activities at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
“Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a pillar in our community and throughout Southwest, Ohio. I am happy to work with the Dayton Development Coalition to ensure that WPAFB and the technology transfer program within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) were provided with the resources necessary to serve our community and to provide our warfighters with game changing technologies.”
Dayton Development Coalition President and CEO Jeff Hoagland stated his support, saying:
“Construction of the pharmacy will provide better service to our Air Force personnel and help modernize the base,” said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “Maintaining up-to-date facilities like this is important for the long-term viability of the base, which is important with the possibility of a round of base closings coming up in the future.”
“Funding the Air Force technology transfer program will stretch Air Force research dollars by strengthening ties between the Air Force Research Laboratory and commercial industry,” Hoagland said. ”We are hopeful that businesses in the Dayton region will benefit, which will create high value jobs.”
Pharmacy Replacement at WPAFB
· The bill provides $6.6 million for a new satellite pharmacy at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
· The bill provides an additional $4.1 million above the President’s request for technology transfer activities. The additional funding is a benefit to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as it will allow the lab to leverage private sector capabilities in order to provide our warfighters with game changing technologies.