DAYTON, OH – Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) secured $29 million for a new School Age Child Care Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the House Armed Services Committee 57-1. In addition to funding for the center, Turner increased President Biden's defense budget, secured funding for critical innovative technologies and improved opportunities for military families. 

"The new School Age Child Care Center will improve the lives of families working on base and increase the competitiveness of WPAFB with its updated facilities and capabilities- making it a premier location for new defense missions on a national level," said Turner."Over the last two years, I have secured $53 million in funding for childcare facilities on the base. The passage out of the House Armed Services Committee is the first step to giving parents peace of mind and providing employees with the best resources available to them while they serve our country and work towards our national defense."

“Rep. Mike Turner has long been a staunch advocate for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the House Armed Services Committee,” Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) said. “Thanks to Rep. Turner’s hard work, the FY23 NDAA continues to support the brave men and women serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.” 

Additional FY23 NDAA Wins from Turner:
  • Increased President Biden's inadequate defense budget by $37 billion including:
    • $525 million for Abram Tank upgrades
    • $400 million for armored multi-vehicles 
    • $978 million for 4 additional EC-37B Compass Call Aircraft
    • $714 million for 5 additional C-130J Aircraft
  • Authorizes $25 million for research and development of Sea Launch Cruise Missile-Nuclear (SCLM-N)
  • Authorizes the Small Business Innovation Research Program through 2024
  • Requires reexamination on military housing and education and increases the pay for child development staff on military bases
  • Implemented Military Education for Cybersecurity program
  • Established a program within the Department of Defense to increase STEM research funding at HBCUs
  • Strengthened U.S involvement in NATO and support of our NATO allies
  • Directed Department of Defense to establish a report on Hypersonics 
  • Directed Department of Defense to brief Congress on threat assessments regarding China and the Indo-Pacific region as a whole
The FY23 NDAA will now be sent to the full House for a vote.