Dr. Boozman's Check-up

On Friday, I had the opportunity to meet with members of the 188th Fighter Wing and talk with members of the steering committee on the campaign to maintain the A-10 mission in Fort Smith. As part of the community’s efforts, citizens are encouraged to write Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Arkansas Congressional delegation will deliver to the Secretary. Letters are pouring in from all walks of life and all ages. Watch how one school is doing its part in this story from KFSM.

The 188th Fighter Wing is the model of efficiency and cost effectiveness for A-10 units. We have joined the other members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation meeting with high level Air Force officials and are working closely with the Arkansas National Guard and the Fort Smith 188th Fighter Wing Steering Committee to protect the mission of the Fort Smith base Air Guard.

You can learn more about our visit in this story published in the Times Record and this story on 40/29.