Sen. Wicker’s top priority: Protecting 155th

TUPELO – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker delivered a strong dose of skepticism and opposition to President Barack Obama’s policies during a visit Thursday to the Tupelo Luncheon Civitan Club.

In an interview with the Daily Journal afterward, he shared his most immediate concern – fighting the administration’s recommendation to eliminate the Mississippi National Guard’s 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo.

The Department of Defense’s proposal to dissolve the National Guard unit also would remove Apache attack helicopters from the combat team’s aviation facility in Tupelo.

Daily Journal
8/8/14