WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with the Northern Arizona Military Advocacy Council, the Yuma 50, the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, and other Arizona military community leaders to share updates on her efforts to strengthen Arizona’s military installations and defense industry.
“Arizona plays a vital role in America’s national defense. I’m working closely with military leaders to ensure Arizona’s military installations are well-resourced and well-equipped,” said Sinema.
During the meeting, Sinema discussed her efforts protecting and strengthening Arizona’s military installations, such as keeping the Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Fort Huachuca and acquiring new land and airspace to better facilitate Long Range Artillery testing in the Yuma Proving Ground.
Sinema has been a leader in the U.S. Senate for Arizona veterans and servicemembers. Recently, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that Sinema championed that provides tax relief for Gold Star Families.
Additionally, Sinema championed bipartisan legislation that honors more than 82,000 Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War or Missing in Action (POW/MIA). The bipartisan legislation ensures that the POW/MIA Flag is displayed whenever the U.S. Flag is displayed.
Sinema also recently introduced the bipartisan Daniel Somers Network of Support Act—legislation that requires the Department of Defense to create networks of support for servicemembers.