Washington D.C. – Congressman Mike Turner responded to the news that the new U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (LCMC) will be located at the base. The U.S. Air Force will be consolidating twelve Centers under the Air Force Material Command (AFMC) into five, two of which will be headed up at the installation. This includes a consolidated Life Cycle Management Center (LCMC) focusing on acquisition, and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) which will focus on technology. The remaining three Centers will focus on testing, sustainment, and nuclear weapons.
“Through the BRAC process, and now consolidation, the importance of Wright-Patt has been reinforced. These changes are consistent with what we have expected throughout the Air Force’s planned consolidation process,” said Turner.
AFRL will stay at Wright-Patt, and should remain largely unchanged from its current mission.
“When I arrived to Congress in 2002 Wright-Patt had 20,000 jobs inside the fence. We’re now at 27,000 jobs inside the fence. I am continuing to fight on behalf of this key economic engine for our region and the thousands of Southwest Ohioans both inside and outside the fence, who work on missions vital to our national security,” added Turner.