Rep. Turner frustrated with delay in naming location for missile defense site

May 9, 2019

Dayton Daily News – Dayton-area Congressman Mike Turner, who led an effort to create an East Coast Missile Defense site, Wednesday made it clear he’s frustrated with the prolonged delay in the announcement.

Camp Garfield, formerly the Ravenna Arsenal and Camp Ravenna in northeast Ohio, is competing with two other sites land the missile defense mission, which would supplement missile defense sites in Alaska and California and represent the only missile defense site on the eastern seaboard.

In a March 26 letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan, the Ohio congressional delegation said were Ravenna selected, it would bring 2,300 construction jobs to the region and up to 850 full-time employees once the system is operational.

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