Schmitt visits Missouri Air National Guard base

(MissouriNet) Missouri US Senator Eric Schmitt visited the 139th Airlift Wing Base at Rosecrans Memorial Airport in St. Joseph for the first time as senator last week.

Schmitt says it’s important for him to meet with leadership of the 139th and also meet the men and women who serve from the base. Schmitt knows how vital the 139th is to St. Joseph and says there is no concern of the city losing the base.

Schmitt says that’s because of the hard work of the men and women at the base and their willingness to serve.

In meetings with leadership, Schmitt highlighted the funding for base infrastructure in the National Defense Authorization Act, a U.S. military funding bill that Congress is working on.