BRAC inspection at Wright-Patterson AFB today

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Photo/WDTN Staff)

WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) – A local congressman wants to protect Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s future and protect it from Base Realignment and Closure.

Congressman Mike Turner will be joined by Congressman Judge John Carter for a BRAC inspection Monday.

While no BRAC is currently scheduled, word is it could be sometime in the next five years.

Turner helped avoid any changes to Wright-Patterson AFB in 2008.

His office says it resulted in 1,000 new jobs and a $230 million in military construction on the base.

BRAC isn’t the only threat to Wright-Patterson AFB.

The base is set to lose nearly 400 positions because of Department of Defense budget cuts.

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