Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces brought Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr., of the U.S. Army to visit the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) yesterday.

“Through my work on the Armed Services and Intelligence committees, I continue to learn about the developing international threats coming from adversaries such as North Korea, Iran, and Russia,” said Chairman Turner. “WPAFB, and NASIC specifically, plays a critical role in gathering intelligence to keep our nation safe from these dangers. I would like to thank Director Ashley for taking the time to see firsthand how NASIC helps us maintain our national security.”

“It was a pleasure to visit our counterparts at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and see the great work they do to support our nation’s defense as a key member of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise,” said LTG Ashley.  “As the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, I truly appreciate the enduring relationships we’ve established with NASIC, principally with DIA’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center delivering critical intelligence to our warfighters to enable them to defend against and defeat adversary ballistic missiles. Thank you to Representative Mike Turner for his unyielding support of both NASIC and DIA and his leadership on the House Committee on Armed Services and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.”

Chairman Turner recently secured $182 million for a new building at NASIC.