Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) today.
“I am thankful to Congressman Banks for coming to Dayton to see firsthand the work being done at WPAFB,” said Chairman Turner. “Today’s briefings reinforced that WPAFB plays a critical role in national security. Additionally, our visit reaffirmed that sequestration of defense is taking a real and substantial toll on readiness. Congressman Banks and I will continue to work with the House Armed Services Committee to fight for the funding our men and women in uniform need to keep our country safe.”
“Thank you to Congressman Mike Turner for the invitation to visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today to see some of the incredible work being accomplished here,” said Congressman Banks. “Visiting NASIC has been particularly eye-opening. Restoring our readiness demands that we are honest about the threats we face and sober minded when developing solutions to defeat them. Thanks to the exceptional team here we are well on our way to identifying those threats and now it is on us as Members of Congress to ensure the resources are provided to properly address them.”