Senator Hagan Visits Local Military Bases

Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan visited Marines in the east Tuesday talking about what they do to keep us all safe.

Hagan made stops at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Senator Hagan met with MCAS New River Commanding Officer Colonel Jeffery Hewlett. She was also able to sit down with military leaders and discuss her role as chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats. Hagan says, "Tying to figure out how we can prevent the IED's from exploding, looking at nuclear proliferation, looking at weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons and a lot of what we actually talked about today is how to combat these emerging threats throughout Marines and our other branches."

Senator Hagan says they also talked about the wounded warrior program and how important it is to the Marines and their families.


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  • by Sue Location: Asheville on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Thank you Sen. Hagan for visiting the Marines at Camp LeJeune. My son is stationed there and has been a Marine for 2 !/2 years. He recently completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan and thank God, returned home safely. I think everyone needs to be reminded constantly of the sacrifices these great young men and women make to keep our country free. Thank you for all you can do for our military.
  • by Georgina Kelly Location: Cary on Jun 2, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    Thank you Senator Hagan for visiting with our Marines and thank you for all you are trying to do for our military. As a vol. with the USO at RDU, I see a lot of these brave men and women pass through and knowing that you are in DC looking out for them, makes me happy. Thank you, Georgina Kelly
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jun 1, 2011 at 03:00 AM
    Do you suppose there were many of the marines who didn't know what they do to keep us safe??
  • by Hans Location: NC on May 31, 2011 at 09:39 PM
    Another - Demorat for a photo opp. If she really cared go to a city Black Getto to help the poor. The Marines are busy today Hagen.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 at 01:29 AM in reply to Hans
      Ummmmm so all the poor are Black? Yep, you are a Repub.
  • by Mark Location: enc on May 31, 2011 at 07:07 PM
    This woman doesn't have a clue what our military does or goes through. She has taken care of her friends and costed NC alot of money and jobs. I for one will be glad to see her go next election.
  • by James Tiberius Location: Greenville on May 31, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    They know what they do. Quit wasteing our money on non essential travel.
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