FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it will house the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator (HPSI) Organization at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, bringing with it at least 400 new jobs.
In April, Congressman Mike Turner and Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman led the Ohio congressional delegation in pushing U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson for the mission to come to Wright-Patt, advocating that the base is uniquely qualified to handle the new organization.
“In numerous discussions with Secretary Wilson, I expressed that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base provides the best opportunity of success for this incredibly important mission for our national security,” said Congressman Turner. “With today’s decision to bring the F-35 HPSI Organization to Wright-Patt, at least 400 new jobs will be added to our community as a direct result of our strong bipartisan advocacy.”
“The men and women at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base perform critical acquisition missions supporting our national defense,” said Senator Brown. “Secretary Wilson recognized that the base, and the greater Dayton area, provide a unique environment to enable our servicemembers and civilians to continue meeting our national security needs. This mission will continue to grow the critical acquisition and technical expertise in the Miami Valley.”
“The Air Force’s decision to locate the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator at Wright-Patt is great news for the Dayton region and more than 400 new jobs at the base,” said Senator Portman. “This decision is a testament to our incredible work force and reinforces the Miami Valley’s critical role in supporting our national defense. In addition to bringing high-paying jobs to Dayton, this Support Integrator will help contribute to the effectiveness of our F-35 program.”