U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday met with Scott Air Force Base’s 375th Air Mobility wing commander, Col. Kyle Kremer, today. During the meeting, Durbin – who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees discretionary spending for our nation’s military, including bases – discussed the Scott’s long term future, community engagement and his most recent visit to the base.

“The work done at Scott Air Force Base is critical for our country’s national defense and the region’s local economy,” said Durbin, D-Springfield. 

Last month, at Durbin’s request, newly confirmed Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Scott Air Force Base to tour Scott’s Air Operations Center and the 126th Air Refueling Wing. They also met with civic and business leaders from nearby communities. In March, also at Durbin’s request, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh toured the base and met with local leaders.

-- The Southern

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