Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement after release of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2016.
“As our nation continues to address some of the most complex security challenges in recent history, we must make certain that our military is properly equipped to carry out the mission. I am proud of the steps taken in this bill to bolster Wright Patterson Air Force Base and our Dayton community.”
Included below is a breakdown of provisions championed by Congressman Turner:
Human Effectiveness Applied Research
· The bill provides an additional $10 million above the President’s request for AFRL’s Human Effectiveness Applied Research program. Currently, Wright-State Research Institute is partnered with AFRL to conduct research related to autonomous systems as well as human-machine interaction.
Manufacturing Technology Program
· The bill provides an additional $10M above the President’s request for AFRL’s Manufacturing Technology Program. Ohio is a leader in the field of additive manufacturing with Youngstown State University and the University of Dayton Research Institute already working together on ways to increase the use of additive manufacturing in the military.
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.