Today, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) met with U. S. Air Force (USAF) General Janet Wolfenbarger at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) to discuss the future of Hill AFB. Bishop was joined by fellow Members on the House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus, Jeff Miller (FL-01), Mike Turner (OH-03), Tom Cole (OK-04), and Austin Scott (GA-08).
"The future of Hill Air Force Base has been and will continue to be one of my highest priorities. Today's meeting with General Wolfenbarger was exceptionally productive and I was encouraged to hear that it is also the goal of the Air Force to help grow the workforce at Hill AFB, ensuring its vitality now and well into the future," said Congressman Bishop. "The current Administration has devastated defense funding beyond its proportionate share of budgetary cuts, which has negatively impacted bases across the country. I was pleased to hear that, despite the previous changes the Administration has made to Air Force Depots, they are willing to maintain three viable air logistic complexes- Hill being one of those."
During the meeting with Gen. Wolfenbarger Congressman Bishop shared his concerns over the impact that cuts to defense funding have had on Utah's military installations and what further cuts would mean for the state and local communities. Bishop noted that overall he was pleased with the meeting and looks forward to working with Gen. Wolfenbarger to maintain Hill's vital role in our national defense capabilities.