National Security & Defense - Warnock for Georgia

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National Security & Defense

As the son of an Army veteran, Reverend Warnock understands the importance of ensuring that America’s military remains the strongest in the world and keeps our country and its people safe. He will advance America’s values around the world and is committed to supporting the use of diplomacy as a first, best resort, and will speak out against tyrants and dictators.

Georgia is home to 13 military installations that play a critical role in Georgia’s economy. Reverend Warnock is committed to protecting and preserving Georgia’s role in America’s national security strategy by strengthening our economy, workforce, competitiveness, innovation, and democracy.

Sen. Warnock has worked to keep Georgia safe:

  • Toured and met with leadership at Fort Gordon, Robins Air Force Base, Dobbins Air Force Base, and other military bases in the state of Georgia
  • Met with military families in Camden County to discuss bolstering mental health care services, child care, extending the child tax credit, improving on-base living conditions and more
  • Fought for a $100 million authorization for Fort Stewart to improve barracks on base
  • Fought for $12.5 million in the National Defense Authorization Act for building new helicopter parking aprons for the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base
  • Prayed over and sent off a group of airmen leaving Moody Air Force Base to go to Holloman Air Force Base to help provide protection and service for Afghan refugees resettling in the U.S.
  • Joined Senator Jon Ossoff, Rep. Austin Scott, and United States Air Force Acting Secretary John P. Roth for a virtual news conference to announce the Air Force’s plans to bring new operational missions to Robins Air Force Base
  • Called for necessary supplemental funds to the National Guard and Capitol Police to cover the unanticipated costs associated with responding to the January 6th insurrection and protect Afghan interpreters who assisted U.S. Armed Forces
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