73.4 F
68.7 F
Muscle Shoals
73.7 F
75 F
Fort Payne

Military Stability Commission Package Clears the Alabama Senate

The Military Stability Foundation scored a win today with the passage of their Military Stability Commission 2022 legislative package through the Alabama Senate. The package now goes to the House where it will be considered as part of the “Standing Tall for Alabama” legislative agenda.

The legislative package consists of six bills, designed to retain, protect, and improve the federal military presence and investment across Alabama. It represents the highest priorities of the Department of Defense to increase the quality of life for servicemembers and their families. According to Alabama’s Department of Defense State Liaison Eric Sherman, the legislation will make Alabama the most military friendly state in the nation.

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth and his staff, Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper), and Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Butler (R-Madison) were all instrumental in getting the legislation passed.

“The bills in this legislative package offer solid evidence that we continue working every day to ensure Alabama remains the nation’s most attractive and friendliest state for active military, military dependents, and veterans who have served our nation,” Ainsworth said. “Fully meeting the needs of military families will keep Alabama’s economy healthy and growing by protecting the bases and installations located here and convincing service members to become permanent residents once they retire or leave the military.”

The legislative package is the result of work by the Alabama Military Stability Commission, a panel that is chaired by Ainsworth and was created by state statute in 2011.

Reed applauded Lt. Governor Ainsworth’s continued leadership on the issue and commended colleagues for making passage a top priority.

“The Senate has proudly made supporting Alabama’s extended military, defense, aerospace, and intelligence communities one of our key missions in recent years, and we will continue to do so moving forward,” said Reed. “We want our state to be a Sweet Home for the heroes and their families who put their lives on the line to keep our nation safe, strong, and free.

“I look forward to building on Alabama’s reputation of being a 21st century hub for America’s military.”

Chairman Butler noted that Alabama remains a major player in the nation’s defense industry and the work of the Military Stability Commission ensures that the state will retain that important role for years to come.

“The state of Alabama plays a vital role in the prosperity of the United States’ defense programs,” Butler said. “From advanced defense manufacturing and hypersonic and aerospace production to housing multiple renowned federal military bases to the welcoming of the U.S. Space Command headquarters, Alabama continues to be indispensable to the strength and success of our military.”

Don’t miss out!  Subscribe to our email newsletter to have all our smart stories delivered to your inbox.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular