As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am working closely with my colleagues to ensure our military is the best equipped and most prepared in the world. As a retired Air Force Reservist and the father of an Air Force intelligence officer, I understand the sacrifices our military community makes to protect our freedom. We must continue to give them our unwavering support.
Our nation faces serious security challenges in the changing global environment. I have traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to see the hard work our troops, many of them Mississippians, are doing to protect our country. As we face the threats of today and tomorrow, it is imperative we provide our troops with the resources they need to perform and achieve their mission of protecting our nation. I am committed to meeting these needs for today’s soldier and tomorrow’s veteran.