U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today received an update from Colonel John Edwards and Chief Master Sergeant Adam Vizi of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
“I want to thank Colonel Edwards and Chief Master Sergeant Vizi for taking the time to update us on what they’re working on at Ellsworth Air Force Base,” said Thune. “I’m grateful for their leadership, and I’m continually humbled by the men and women who serve there and the important work they do to keep South Dakota and our nation safe. I remain committed to working with the base and its leaders to ensure South Dakota maintains its strategic advantage in supporting our national defense today and into the future.”
“Ellsworth Air Force Base plays a critical role in our national defense,” said Rounds. “As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I continue to seek policies that protect Ellsworth and the men and women who are stationed there. I thank Colonel Edwards and Chief Master Sergeant Vizi for giving us an update on the good work they are doing to advance Ellsworth’s vital mission to our military capabilities.”“Mission after mission, whether we need to respond to terrorists in the Middle East or deter a tyrannical North Korean dictator, America turns to the brave men and women at Ellsworth Air Force Base,” said Noem. “Ellsworth has a big role to play in the future as well. I want to thank Colonel Edwards for his leadership and for taking the time to brief us today. I’m optimistic about where we’re going and hopeful Ellsworth will continue to serve a mission-critical role in ensuring America’s national security.”