Citing the River Region's success in helping keep Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery in 2005, Congressman Mike Rogers said today the community must continue its fight should another round of BRAC appear in the next few years and that it should remain vigilant for the battles ahead.
Rogers was the guest speaker this morning before a large crowd at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce "Eggs and Issues" breakfast. He said while Congress is steadfastly opposed to another round of BRAC, the community must remain steadfast in its efforts to help protect the base during tightening budgets at the Department of Defense.
"Maxwell - Gunter Air Force Base is absolutely critical to the readiness of our nation's Air Force," Rogers said. "The community knows it, your Congressional delegation knows it and the Pentagon knows it. We must continue to speak with one voice in fighting for this important base to help ensure it continues its critical mission for our men and women in uniform."
During the speech, Rogers also provided an update on recent events in Washington including protecting our Second Amendment rights, the IRS scandal, immigration and spending and tax reform.
After the breakfast Rogers said along with Maxwell, the Montgomery area has a lot to be proud of from its efforts on business diversification, to regional economic development projects, to building new infrastructure, to improving its educational system.