The raises are just one aspect of the NDAA that will impact Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Ohio’s defense industry as a whole.
The defense bill would provide $182 million in funding for an expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patt. The project would be one of the biggest in the base’s history.
Along with the NASIC funding, the bill provides more than $1 billion toward research and development programs for the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patt. The NDAA will also include $335.8 million to address issues of toxic chemicals from getting into local water supply at Air Force bases.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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