Perdue makes first official visit to Robins

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  • By Jenny Gordon
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Global security and the nation's debt crisis were top concerns addressed by U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., during a visit Tuesday at the Museum of Aviation.

This was Perdue's first official visit to Robins Air Force Base, which included a mission brief at Air Force Reserve Command; C-5 programmed depot maintenance overview at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, as well as a windshield tour of the Robins flight line; and a mission and program update on the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.

"The men and women I have met today are so impressive. Our nation's security is in good hands," said Perdue, speaking briefly to reporters during a press conference.

Perdue, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Foreign Relations Committee, said he sees a need how these committees are interrelated in solving the U.S. debt crisis in order to deal with current global issues.

"In light of current events going on in the world, it just heightens the importance of how we must support our military," he said. "I walk away today very encouraged because of the capabilities this air force base has."

He also spoke on the threat of ISIS, the recent attacks in Paris, the Syrian refugee crisis, the upcoming presidential election and his time in office.

"It really is an honor to represent the people of Georgia. It's a sobering responsibility given the problems that we have around the world, but I'm very encouraged, and I really see that there are solutions out there. Americans have always met the crisis of the day," he said.