Congressman Ryan Announces Camp Ravenna as a Possible Interceptor Deployment Site

Sep 12, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing today that Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is one of five sites being considered by the Department of Defense and the Missile Defense Agency as an interceptor deployment site, a ground-based system designed to intercept ballistic missiles. The Missile Defense Agency will gather additional information about the site, including an on-site visit, before deciding which sites will advance to the next round of consideration. Sites that are selected for further consideration will undergo environmental studies which will take an additional 18-24 months.

“This would be a great opportunity for Camp Ravenna and the State of Ohio to benefit from Department of Defense investments, leading to increased employment in both the construction phase and sustaining operational employment,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “While no final decision will be made for some time, I am pleased that we are one of the sites being considered.”

The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires a siting study and Environmental Impact Statement. Other sites being considered include Camp Ethan Allen Training site in Vermont, NAS Portsmouth SERE Training Area in Maine, Fort Custer CTC in Michigan, and Fort Drum, New York.

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