Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Rep. Turner, Sen. Portman and Sen. Brown Praise VA National Archives Coming to Dayton

Apr 12, 2016
Press Release
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald announced the selection of Dayton as home to the future VA National Archives. This announcement comes prior to the 150th anniversary of the Dayton VA in 2017 and the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Rep. Turner, Sen. Portman and Sen. Brown released the following joint statement on the announcement that the Dayton Veterans Affairs campus will become the home of the Veterans Affairs National Archives.

“We are proud to announce that Dayton has been selected for this honor. Ohio is home to nearly one million veterans and world class VA facilities. The region boasts a long-standing commitment to our nation’s veterans and a proud military tradition, making Dayton the ideal location for the VA National Archives. 

Currently, the VA archives are kept in multiple locations. When the VA decided to consolidate its archives into one central location, Dayton was immediately considered as a potential home. With its selection, the Dayton VA will serve as the central location for all records, photos, and information collected and preserved by the VA over the years. 

The facilities will bring jobs to the Dayton region and further build upon its reputation as home to a high-concentration of military and veteran’s expertise and knowledge.