Congressman Mike Turner Visits Kirtland AFB: Focus on National Security and Collaboration

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  • By Britianie Teston
  • 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) visited Kirtland Air Force Base this week for an oversight visit of the National Nuclear Security Administration and their work on triad modernization and long-range precision strike weapons, as well as intelligence programs involving Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

Turner, who was appointed as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) in January 2023, also serves as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). Turner previously served as the lead Republican of the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee as well as the Strategic Forces subcommittee. The subcommittees oversee Army and Air Force acquisition programs, all Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs, nuclear weapons, missile defense and space systems. Turner’s visit highlighted the importance of Kirtland’s current and future role in nuclear security.

“Kirtland Air Force Base plays an essential role in deterring our adversaries. As our adversaries continue to develop robust nuclear arsenals of their own, it’s crucial that the base has the resources it needs to continue its important mission,” Turner said.

The commitment and professionalism exhibited by Kirtland Airmen left a lasting impression on Chairman Turner, reinforcing the significance of their mission.

“I thank the men and women of Kirtland Air Force Base for their hard work and commitment to our national security,” said Turner.