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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Defense & National Security

As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I understand how important it is to have the best equipped and trained military in the world. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution makes clear that one the major duty of Congress is to provide for the common defense. The 8th District is home to Robins and Moody Air Force Bases, two bases that are vital to America's security.  I am extremely proud of our installations and the thousands of veterans, military families, and Department of Defense civilian employees that I represent.

Robins Air Force Base

Robins AFB is home to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC), the Headquarters of the Air Force Reserve Command, 5th Combat Communications Group, and the E-8C Joint Surveillance Targeting Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) unit.  The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex is one of the Air Force's three depots.  I am a strong proponent of maintaining the Air Force's organic depot capability, and I have worked to advance policies in Congress that protect and strengthen the WR-ALC. 

Moody Air Force Base

Moody AFB is home to the 23rd Wing and the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing.  The 23rd Wing employs A-10C, HC-130P, HH-60G aircraft and trains and prepares personnel for combat operations.  The Air Force's biggest A-10C fighter group is based at Moody AFB.

More on Defense & National Security

September 13, 2014 Press Release

Valdosta, GA – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today held the 2014 Military Service Academy Day at Moody Air Force Base. The event provided Eighth Congressional District high school students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to learn about and speak with representatives from the five United States Military Academies and University of North Georgia Cadet Admissions.

June 25, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced his support for the Air Force’s selection of Moody Air Force Base as the preferred location for the A-29 Light Air Support Training Mission.

June 20, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today applauds the passage of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2015.

May 22, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today praised the U.S. House of Representatives on passing H.R. 4435, the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with a vote of 325 to 98.

The bill provides funding for our nation’s military, including $521.3 billion in national defense funding and $79.4 billion reserved for Overseas Contingency Operations.

May 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today joined the House Armed Services Committee in approving H.R. 4435, the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Rep. Scott, who serves on the Readiness, Military Personnel, and Oversight Subcommittees, represents Robins and Moody Air Force Bases.

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today delivered the following video statement in response to the President’s 2014 State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday:

January 15, 2014 Press Release

By James Rosen

Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a>
 

December 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013:

November 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

October 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) joined House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Republicans in sending a letter to FY14 Budget conferees, Chairman Paul Ryan and Chairman Patty Murray, highlighting the need to maintain national defense at the House budget level. The letter describes the impacts of defense cuts both to the overall force and readiness, while urging support for entitlement reform in lieu of cuts to our military.

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