WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – co-chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus – announced that Wright Patterson Air Force Base is one of four finalists being considered for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC). AFIMSC would create 350 additional jobs at the base.

“Wright Patterson is the crown jewel of the Air Force,” Brown said. “The base is the correct, strategic location for this Installation and Mission Support Center. That’s why I will continue to urge the Air Force to bring this Center to Wright Patt.”

In August 2014, Brown wrote to the Air Force making the case that co-location of AFIMSC and AFMC at Wright-Patterson would be most efficient and effective for the Air Force.

In October, Brown joined members of the Ohio delegation in a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James urging the Air Force to locate the mission at Wright Patterson. Following that letter, Brown hosted U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), the second most senior Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, for a visit to Wright-Patterson. Brown and Reed meet with Colonel John Devillier, 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, and Senior Leaders from AFLCMC, NASIC, and AFRL.