DAYTON (WDTN) - The leader of the United States Air Force made a stop in the Miami Valley on Wednesday to tour Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
1986 Centerville High School graduate, Eric Fanning, took over as acting Secretary of the Air Force in June.
On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Turner was quick to point out the local connection both Fanning and WPAFB Materiel Commander, General Janet Wolfenbager, have to the Miami Valley. Gen. Wolfenbarger graduated from Beavercreek High School.
"We have two very high leaders in the Air Force who have roots in the Dayton area," said Rep. Turner. "Which not only gives us great midwest values for the mission of the Air Force but also a unique understanding of our community and the Air Force".
After a private tour of WPAFB, Secretary Fanning said there is not not another base in the country that is more important.
He commended the enlisted and civilian staff. "It's thrilling for me to see what they do to visit them. It is amazing to me that we are able to recruit such talent and that we are able to retain them even as we go though all of the uncertainties of the budget environment that we're going through right now," said Secretary Fanning.
This was Secretary Fanning's second visit to Wright Patt since taking office. He is currently on a tour of bases around the country.
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