Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall on Joint Base and Military Family Issues

September 9, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall
on Joint Base and Military Family Issues

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a telephone town hall focused on issues regarding Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and military families across Burlington and Ocean Counties. This was the Congressman’s 25th town hall since he was sworn into office in January 2019.

“I want to thank everyone who took time tonight to join our town hall and discuss an issue that’s critical to our community: our Joint Base and the military families who serve there,” said Congressman Kim. “We have a lot of pride in our Joint Base, and we know how important it is for jobs, for resilience and for New Jersey’s future. We can protect that future if we fight to bring new missions to the Joint Base and work to support our amazing military families. That’s what I’ve done during my time in Congress, and I look forward to working with our partners across Burlington and Ocean County to continue that fight for those who serve.”

Congressman Kim was joined by Dana Lancelotti and Kelly Fliller of the Ocean County Military Support Committee, Doc Carson of the Burlington County Military Support Committee, Col. Mike Warner of the Defense Enhancement Coalition, and Terry Deardan and Col. Walter Nall of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Issues brought up by people from across Burlington and Ocean County on the town hall included questions about ways Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst can be improved and supported by the community, whether the Joint Base is vulnerable to closure through the BRAC process, ways we can improve health care for our veterans, and efforts to help injured Reservists who are unable to work.

Details on the Congressman’s efforts on behalf of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and military families, including securing multiple pay raises for the troops and securing new jobs through the National Defense Authorization Act, can be found on his website by clicking here.

Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here

 

 

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