Lawmakers urge Air Force to choose Wright-Patt for new mission with 400 jobs

Dayton Business Journal

A new aircraft mission with 400 jobs could be coming to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base if Ohio lawmakers have their way.

The Ohio Congressional Delegation, which includes U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Rep. Mike Turner (R-Dayton), is urging the Pentagon to locate the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator Organization at the base.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, the delegation stated Wright-Patt is "uniquely qualified" to handle the new mission due to its established workforce and support from the Dayton defense community, which includes a number of engineering and contracting specialists.

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