Ohio delegation urges Ravenna site for missile interceptors


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan joined the Ohio congressional delegation today in urging acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to select Camp Garfield, formerly Camp Ravenna, as the third Continental United States Interceptor Site to protect the east coast of from ballistic missile attack.

“Camp Garfield’s location, infrastructure, and local workforce make it the perfect location to build the East Coast Missile Defense Site,” said Ryan of Howland, D-13th. “I have full confidence in our ability, experience, and readiness to take on this critical national security endeavor. I will continue to fight to ensure this important national defense project is located in Northeast Ohio.”

Ryan said Camp Garfield is a prime location for the missile defense system from a tactical standpoint with access to a skilled workforce, a strong transportation system including highways, ports and rail, and a robust state National Guard that possesses one of the most experienced forces of air defenders in the branch.

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