Harper working with 172nd AND 186th air wings

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) will accompany two three-star generals and the Mississippi National Guard leadership from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to the 172nd Airlift Wing in Jackson, Miss. and the 186th Air Refueling Wing in Meridian, Miss. Harper will join the Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt, and Lt. Gen. Loren M. Reno who serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support for the U.S. Air Force.

The two day congressional delegation tour begins today, Friday, January 8th, where Harper will participate in a patient offload procedure prior to the group’s departure for Mississippi on a C-17 Globemaster III. The group will spend Saturday touring Mississippi’s two Air National Guard bases.

“Both Air National Guard bases in Mississippi play a significant role in response to hurricanes and other disasters at home in addition to the ongoing conflicts abroad,” said Congressman Gregg Harper. “The Mississippi National Guardsmen’s commitment to community and the nation is unmatched and is recognized all over the world. I look forward to accompanying Air National Guard and Air Force senior leadership in Mississippi.”

Jackson, Mississippi – Saturday, January 9

8:30 a.m. – 172nd Airlift Wing Unit Visit led by Col. William Hill

141 Military Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39232

Meridian, Mississippi – Saturday, January 9

11:00 a.m. – 186th Air Refueling Wing Visit led by Col. Franklin Chalk

6225 M. Street, Meridian, Mississippi 39397

1:30 p.m. – 186th Air Refueling Wing Town Hall Meeting for Troops with Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III and Lt. Gen. Loren M. Reno

Harper Press
1/8/10