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Congressman Turner, Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, moderated a panel discussing the future of defense during the second and final day of The Ohio Defense Forum in Columbus, Ohio.

“The state of the defense community finds itself at a crossroads, whether it is navigating the defense budget or a possible BRAC we must ensure  that our installations remain adaptable to change. It is important we maintain the ongoing partnership between government and the defense industry so that we can have the open and frank conversations necessary to keep the U.S. military the best in the world. The current threat environment is one that continues to evolve every day. We must remain mindful of the strain placed on our readiness capabilities as we look to the future.” 

Congressman Turner moderated the State of Defense Now and into the Future Overview Panel at The Ohio Defense Forum. The panelists included:

·      Lucian Neimeyer, President of The Niemeyer Group

·      George Schlossberg, Kutak Rock

·      Dr. Zachary Mears, Assistant Vice President for National Security Programs and Research, The Ohio State University.

For more information, please visit the Ohio Defense Forum website.