Brown Vows to Work with Next Air Force Secretary to Advance Ohio Base Priorities

Senator Voted to Confirm Dr. Heather Wilson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) voted today to confirm Dr. Heather Wilson to serve as the Secretary of the Air Force, citing a productive meeting in April where Brown highlighted Ohio Air Force Base priorities. Brown is the co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Air Force Caucus.

“Ohio is home to several Air Force bases with unique missions and skilled workforces, so the relationship between my office and the Secretary of the Air Force is critical to maintaining jobs throughout Ohio and ensuring national security,” said Brown. “I look forward to showing Dr. Wilson the good work of Ohio men and women at our state’s Air Force installations so we can best support their efforts to keep our country safe.”

Brown met with Wilson last month and the two discussed the below priorities and Brown invited Wilson to visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base

Brown highlighted the need to upgrade the C-130H planes flown at the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base.

Toledo Air National Guard Base

Brown urged Wilson to support funding needed at Toledo’s Air National Guard Base to make facility improvements for the 180th Wing to perform its Aerospace Control Alert mission. The funding would help install new hangars for F-16 aircraft that are needed to carry out the mission at Toledo.

Youngstown Air Reserve Station

Brown highlighted the need to upgrade the C-130H planes flown at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

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