Boozman Visits U.S. Military Installations in Europe, Africa and Middle East: Meets with Troops, Receives Mission & Security Briefings
Meets with Troops, Receives Mission & Security Briefings
Jun 05 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and several colleagues visited American military posts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to receive updates on the vital missions of these command units and visit with American troops, including several Arkansans, serving abroad.
Boozman, along with Sens. James Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), took part in a congressional delegation trip during the week of May 28 that made stops at military installations in Poland, Italy, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Spain.
“Meeting with our military leaders at these bases and talking with the service members under their command gives me great confidence in the ability of our Armed Forces to deter, prevent and respond to threats and provocations against the United States and our allies,” Boozman said. “Our national security interests must be protected and supported amid growing concerns about the activities of countries including Russia and Iran, as well as non-state actors like ISIS, Boko Haram and other radical groups. The work being done by our military personnel at these posts is ensuring that our nation is prepared to meet any crisis or challenge to ourselves or our allies head on.”
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Boozman also had the opportunity to meet with Arkansans serving at several of the installations as well as Air Force C-130 crews deployed to Djibouti from Little Rock Air Force Base’s 19th Airlift Wing. The C-130 flight crews provided transportation to the delegation during parts of the trip.
“It was my honor to spend some time with Arkansans and other service members who have a connection to the state and get their perspectives and insights on the missions they are being asked to carry out. We want to be certain they feel that they have all the tools and resources needed to see their missions through to completion. I invited them to offer feedback and will take their candid responses and questions back to Washington so that we can address them,” Boozman said. “I also expressed to these brave men and women how proud of and grateful we are for their service and that we look forward to their safe return home.”