Turner, members of intellgence committee to visit WPAFB this week

FAIRBORN — U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will visit Wright Patterson Air Force Base this week.

Turner, who serves as chairman of the intelligence committee, will host members at WPAFB Thursday and Friday including the Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, according to a spokesperson for Turner’s office.

The bipartisan visit will give the intelligence committee a chance to take a look at the work being done at WPAFB, including at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

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The center is a field operating agency that reports directly to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber effects operations, according to the base’s website.

News Center 7 reached out to Turner for comment:

“By bringing the majority of the House Intelligence Committee, including Ranking Member Jim Himes, to Dayton, those of us charged with oversight and policy-making for the Intelligence Community will see firsthand the work of Wright-Patterson missions to understand what are adversaries are doing. With deep-dive briefings from our nation’s intelligence leaders and mission briefings at NASIC and NSIC, the members of the House Intelligence Committee will see Wright-Patt as not just a user of intelligence, but as a generator of intelligence.”

The group is scheduled to discuss national security issues Friday

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is located in Greene and Montgomery counties and is the Dayton region’s largest employer.

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