BRAC

Military
6:38 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Lawmakers Assess WPAFB Progress After 2008 BRAC

Congressmen Mike Turner (R-OH) and John Carter (R-TX) speak with reporters outside WPAFB's Hope Hotel.
Credit Jerry Kenney

Lawmakers from Ohio and Texas are assessing how Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has done since a 2008 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC. Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10thdistrict and Congressman John Carter from Texas spent about four hours Monday touring Wright-Patt facilities.

Carter is Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Appropriations. His visit to Wright-Patt was in part to look at results of the 2008 BRAC that brought a $230 million investment in military construction at the base. It also brought more than 1,000 new jobs to the area.

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Military
8:21 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Dayton Development Coalition Revs Up For Next Wright-Patt BRAC, And For Cuts to Come

Former General Lester Lyles used to direct the Air Force Materiel Command out of Wright-Patt.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) has launched an initiative called the “Federal Retention Program” to protect and expand Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. But that effort is an uphill battle against federal fiscal instability.

Wright-Patt puts upwards of $4 billion a year into the Dayton region, and a major goal of the new initiative is to keep that money coming in. At the same time, DDC president Jeff Hoagland admits the outlook in Washington is a bit bleak.

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Military
4:47 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Human Performance Wing Gets New Centrifuge Part Delivered To Wright-Patt

A 250,000 pound motor is being delivered to Wright Patterson Air Force August 1st. It is the first component of the new centrifuge at 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The motor will be capable of producing 15 Gs, which is a measurement of gravity and mass. For example, 15 Gs could make a 200 pound man feel like he weighs 3000 pounds.

The delivery represents a significant step in the second phase of the 2005 BRAC decision to close Brooks City Base in San Antonio, Texas and transfer the mission of the program to Wright-Patt.

Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon June 6, 2011

WYSO Weekend: June 5, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 5, 2011 containing a wrap of the WYSO News Department's series, The New Face of Wright-Patt:

-BRAC: How It All Began, by Emily McCord

-BRAC’s Economic Potential, by Jerry Kenney

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The New Face of Wright-Patt
7:40 am
Fri June 3, 2011

BRAC: What's Next

We wrap up our series “The New Face of Wright-Patt” looking at the big gains of the recent BRAC decision with a cautious eye toward the future. Gone are many of our manufacturing jobs but the Miami Valley is staying true to its roots of aviation and innovation. Emily McCord looks at how Wright-Patt is writing a new chapter in our history.

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