Wednesday, December 14, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today discussed her trip last week to visit Oklahoma National Guard troops in the Middle East. Governor Fallin was one of three governors to take part in the trip arranged by the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department. She was joined by Major General Robbie Asher, who is the Oklahoma Adjutant General, commanding the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard.
As noted by the Pentagon, the 28th Secretary of Defense-sponsored Governor Delegation (GOVDEL) traveled to Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, and Germany to visit forward-deployed National Guard and Reserve Service Members and deployed home-state constituents, as well as to receive briefings from European Command (EUCOM) and Central Command (CENTCOM) leaders.
“It was a privilege to participate in this trip organized by the Department of Defense. The trip was an incredible experience, and really brought to life the risks and sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make every day. I’m so proud of our Oklahoma military who defend our freedoms – and so indebted to their loved ones who support them in this duty. I also want to thank Oklahoma businesses for their patriotism in securing the jobs of these men and women in the National Guard, who will one day be coming back to work. It was an honor to spend time with these brave men and women, and learn more about both their lives and their mission.”
For more details, contact Department of Defense press office; release & photos here: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3049322/delegation-us-governors-visit-forward-deployed-constituents-hq-resolute-support
Trip photos, taken by the Governor and those put together by US Forces Afghanistan and the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, as well as the itinerary are in this DropBox album: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q41pz012nnbu5y9/AAAn7vyEjtr-UxoToGoigYDSa?dl=0