WPAFB could house new mission headquarters

Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Photo/WDTN Staff)

WPAFB, Ohio (WDTN) – New information tonight from the U.S. Air Force, and it could mean new jobs coming to Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

2 NEWS has learned that up to 350 new jobs could be heading to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – if the base makes the cut out of 10 candidates looking to house the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters.

Wright-Patt will be evaluated against certain criteria to find which installation is best candidate.

Air Force officials say the new headquarters will consolidate functions that are currently being performed at every major command.

The change was announced also as part of the Defense Department’s directive to reduce costs by 20 percent. That includes Wright-Patt expecting to lose about 370 positions by October.

We’ve reached out to Wright-Patterson officials for a response.

The Air Force says they will narrow the candidates later in the fall and will choose a site by early next year.

Stay with 2 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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