Portman Announces FY 2021 NDAA Includes $23.5 Million for Hydrant Fuel System at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

June 24, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Senate’s FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes $23.5 million in funding for a hydrant fuel system for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This project will replace the aging fuel system and will bring it into compliance with DoD’s standards. This funding will help to facilitate the DLA’s fuel operations and make them more efficient. Portman released the following statement: 

“This funding will support a new hydrant fuel system to refuel our aircraft and support the mission of the Defense Logistics Agency. I believe it will make a difference to our Airmen and Air Force Civilians at Wright-Patt and to our troops around the world who rely on the DLA for their equipment and resources. DLA plays a critical role in helping to ensure our brave men and women on the frontlines have the resources they need.” 

NOTE: Last year, Portman visited Wright-Patt and met with Air Force leadership who oversee NASIC at Wright-Patt and the F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator.