Representatives Mac Thornberry and Tom Cole touched on two subjects today in Wichita Falls that involve U.S. troops and pose a big threat to this country.
After easily defeating his challengers in the March 4th Primary Election, incumbent Republican Mac Thornberry is now looking tow
Thornberry will address Heathcare Law with local restaurant owners.
Congressman Mac Thornberry plans to stop in the studio for KFDX 3 News Today on Tuesday.
U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's representatives will host an annual event for students interested in attending the United States Service Academies.
U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry was in Wichita Falls today visiting the global company Pratt & Whitney.
And while there, Mechell Dixon found out, he talked about some global issues.
Congressman Mac Thornberry talks to Texomans about the effects of sequestration in our local community and at Sheppard Air Force Base at the Courtyard Marriott while sequester deadline looms.
As sequestration cuts draw near, 13th District Congressman Mac Thornberry says he's happy to be chosen to serve on three House of Representative Committees that deal with protecting the US.
Rep. Mac Thornberry stops by the KFDX studio to talk immigration reform.
Thornberry says he voted for the bill, though it comes with its imperfections.
With just four months left in her term as US senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison, who pioneered many efforts to improve and strengthen Sheppard Air Force Base, witnessed the completion of one last project today.
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry discusses economy and Romney's vice presidential pick at a Texoma business meeting.
Department of Defense officials say health care costs for the military have far outpaced inflation ....
So the DOD's budget proposal recommends making military retirees pay more for their healthcare benefits.
Katie Crosbie joins us now with more.
Ann, the DOD says the health care proposals would not affect active duty personnel or their families ...
But as you can imagine, this is getting a lot of attention from retirees who could be impacted, if Congress approves this recommendation.
The Department of Defense has submitted its budget request to Congress ...
And the proposal includes asking Congress to approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures -- or BRAC.
Katie Crosbie joins us now -- and Katie, we know the last BRAC in 2005 had a huge impact on Sheppard.
It sure did, Darrell ...
The last BRAC cuts moved the medical group to San Antonio -- meaning Sheppard lost about 400 instructors and seven thousand students annually.
That's why many members of the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee -- or SMAC -- say they're concerned about this possibility.
We've heard speculation about how budget cuts will impact the military -- and, specifically, Sheppard Air Force Base.
And this afternoon, 13th District Congressman Mac Thornberry addressed the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee to share his thoughts.
Katie Crosbie was there and joins us now with more.
Darrell, it was an hour-long meeting that covered a wide range of security concerns, defense strategies, and the federal budget.
Congressman Thornberry said Congress has spent more than 200 million dollars in construction projects at Sheppard during the past ten years ...
He says it will become more difficult to find that kind of funding with a tighter budget.
And Rep. Thornberry said he's worried that this administration is putting less of an emphasis on NATO.
Sheppard's 82nd Training Wing Commander, General Darryl Burke, said he's confident that Sheppard will be able to withstand any cuts without hurting the mission.
Both pointed to ENJJPT (Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training Program)'s importance - now, more than ever.