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.
More on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
|1/31/10||Turner Meets with NASA Administrator; Writes Letter in Support of Retired Space Shuttle Orbiter at Air Force Museum|
|12/16/09||Rep. Turner Announces Over $10 Million for Wright-Patterson Projects in Defense Appropriations Bill|
|10/7/09||Defense Authorization Conference Report Funds $102 Million for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base|
|10/6/09||Turner Appointed as Conferee for Defense Authorization Bill|
|6/28/09||Rep. Turner Announces Over $100 Million for Wright-Patterson Projects in House-Passed Defense Authorization Bill|
|6/24/09||Turner Statement on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010|