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Turner Includes Language in NDAA to Support: AFIT, AFRL, and Unmanned Aerial Systems

Legislation Contains Bevy of Provisions Key to Southwest Ohio

Washington D.C. – Congressman Mike Turner successfully included language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) yesterday which will have a far reaching impact on Southwest Ohio if approved by the full Congress and signed into law by the President. Turner’s amendments to the annual Defense Department [...]

Turner Announces House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on Dayton VAMC

Oversight Hearing Will Examine Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety

In response to Congressman Turner’s March letter requesting a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing examining medical safety practices at VA medical facilities, the Committee has announced it will conduct an oversight hearing entitled, “Sacred Obligation: Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety.” The hearing, which will [...]

Turner Requests Additional Documents from VA on Behalf of GDAHA

Documents Required to Tell the Full Story Behind VA Investigations

Congressman Mike Turner sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki requesting additional documentation surround the VA’s investigations at the Dayton VA Medical Center. The request comes from the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) – a community health organization which has undertaken an independent [...]

Reps. Turner and Austria Press DoD on the Importance of the Expeditionary Combat Support System Program

Congressman Mike Turner of Dayton and Congressman Steve Austria of Beavercreek. who represent Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Congress, today sent a bipartisan delegation letter to the Defense Department expressing concern about the Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) program, currently headquartered in Beavercreek, could be downsized resulting in the loss of hundreds of SW Ohio [...]

Rebuilding Ohio’s Manufacturing Base is Critical to the Future Economic Health of Our Region

The last decade has been challenging for the State of Ohio’s manufacturing sector, especially here in the Dayton region. Between May 2000 and May 2010, the Dayton metropolitan area lost over half of its production workforce, around 42,000 manufacturing jobs. The unemployment rate in Clinton, Montgomery and Highland Counties is significantly higher than the national average and many of those lost jobs were in the manufacturing sector. [...]

Turner Defends NASIC: Alabama Congressional Delegation Seeks to Take Jobs from WPAFB

Mike Turner, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, today sent letters to President Barack Obama and Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), strongly opposing efforts of the Alabama Congressional Delegation to move mission responsibility and jobs from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), based at Wright Patterson Air Force [...]

Rep. Turner, Senators Voinovich and Brown lead delegation efforts to secure retired NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter for NMUSAF

U.S. Congressman Mike Turner and Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich authored a letter signed by the entire Ohio Congressional Delegation to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to expressing continued strong support for the transfer of a retired space shuttle orbiter at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) at Wright-Patterson Air Force [...]

250 jobs may come with aerospace medicine school deal

Six new contracts awarded to a Fairborn company and five other contractors will generate jobs for doctors, nurses, molecular biologists, laboratory technicians and other specialists over the next five years in support of the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, which is relocating to Wright-Patterson Air Force [...]

Wright-Patt contract may bring 250 jobs to Dayton

A recent contract issued by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will bring as many as 250 jobs to the area, signaling the first private contractor jobs coming to Dayton as a result of most recent Base Realignment and Closure Act, or [...]

Mike Turner Announces Over $10 Million for Wright-Patterson Projects in Defense Appropriations Bill

Congressman Mike Turner today announced that $10,200,000 in appropriations funding for Dayton-area defense projects and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) are included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. [...]