Dayton could become home of VA archives, lawmakers say


Dayton could become home of VA archives, lawmakers say

Dayton Daily News – Ohio’s congressional delegation has renewed its push to have the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs locate a consolidated archive of the department’s records in Dayton.

If Dayton is chosen, the Veterans Affairs Health Administration Archives would be located in two buildings more than a century old at the VA Medical Center campus in Dayton, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich and Rep. Mike Turner said Friday, July 23.

They and the rest of Ohio’s congressional delegation signed a letter sent Friday to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

The VA has been reluctant to say how many would be employed at the archive, although a likely number is about 25, said Lauren Kulik, a spokeswoman for Brown.

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