Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Arkansans Defending our Nation

by U.S. Sen. John Boozman: Our troops deserve the best equipment available to help them execute their missions safely and successfully. We need to maintain a strong national defense -with the most advanced technologies and cutting edge tools -and Arkansas military installations and defense manufacturers play an important role.

The Department of Defense employs nearly 24,000 Arkansans. Projected defense spending in Arkansas for 2015 is more than $3.3 billion. To ensure that Arkansas remains an important contributor to our nation’s defense, I visited military installations, businesses and jobs that contribute to our national defense and the protection of our nation’s warriors.

When Congress returns, senators will debate the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a critical bill that supports our nation’s troops, their families and our military installations. I will share the information I learned on this defense tour with my colleagues in Washington to highlight the importance of Arkansas defense facilities.

Tour stops included facilities in Camden including Spectra Technologies and General Dynamics facility. We also met with troops at Camp Robinson.

Defense Tour in the News
Texarkana Gazette -BRAC-proofing -Boozman kicks off military tour at RRAD
TXK Today - U.S. Senator Boozman Visits Red River Army Depot During Defense Tour
KTVE - AR Senator Boozman visits Camden
Camden News - Boozman visits Camden

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