Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is vital to our regional economy and our national defense.
Home to the 88th Air Base Wing, several essential Air and Space Force units, and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patt serves as an integral part of both our local community and our national security.
With over 30,000 employees and an annual contribution of $16.68 billion to our regional economy, Wright-Patt is a critical economic engine for Southwest Ohio. With each year, Wright-Patt continues to grow, adding more employment and career opportunities.
As a Senior Member of the House Armed Services committee and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Congressman Turner provides influential leadership to ensure that our military is protected from potentially devastating cuts. During his time in Congress and with the committee, Congressman Turner has ensured that Wright-Patt continues to serve as a crucial component for our national security. These efforts are still being made, and as of July of 2020, Congressman Turner successfully advocated for $58.5 million in funding for Wright-Patt expansion and military construction projects.
Prior to Congressman Turner's election to Congress, there was no advocate for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Turner filled that void and has successfully added approximately 10,000 jobs to the base and remains the largest single-site employer in the state of Ohio.
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|9/2/21||Turner Statement on Committee Passage of FY2022 NDAA|
|6/11/21||House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Turner and Wenstrup Slam Biden’s Defense Budget, Raise Concerns On Ability to Combat Threats From China|
|1/22/21||TURNER Statement on Austin Confirmation|
|12/7/20||TURNER Supports FY21 NDAA Conference Report|
|11/18/20||TURNER Named NDAA Conferee|
|11/9/20||TURNER Statement on Esper|
|10/27/20||TURNER Supports Future Commercial Development at WPAFB|
|8/12/20||TURNER Comments on $126 million Construction Contract for WPAFB|