Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-3) welcomed Congressman John Culberson (TX-7) Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies upon his visit and tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday. Turner, who has been a leader in growing Wright-Patt throughout his time in Congress, will join Culberson on his visit.
“I am glad to have Chairman Culberson join me at Wright-Patt on Friday. His visit will highlight the significant role the base and our community play in helping to protect our nation. Wright-Patt is a leader when it comes to educating Air Force employees, gathering intelligence, and hopefully soon will take on a greater role in unmanned flight,” said Turner.
During the visit, Turner and Culberson will tour Wright-Patt and its facilities, including the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Air Force Material Command, and the Air Force Research Lab. The base is home to over 27,000 employees and covers over 11 square miles of land. Culberson, as the Subcommittee Chairman responsible for overseeing funding for military construction projects, will view the facilities at Wright-Patt and the need for any upgrades to the base’s infrastructure.
“The men and women of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base play an essential role in the defense of our nation. It is a privilege to work alongside Speaker John Boehner and my House colleagues in support of our men and women in uniform, and to strengthen America’s economy by growing jobs and protecting vital assets like Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,” said Congressman Culberson.