During Tour, Portman Discusses Efforts to Protect Ohio Jobs, Strengthen National Security While Thanking Troops for Their Service 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) today unveiled a new video highlighting his defense tour across Ohio, where he traveled more than 1,400 miles and visited 13 counties over the course of 5 days. Portman visited the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, the 178th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing in Springfield, the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo, the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Center in Heath, the US Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, the Rickenbacker 121st Air Refueling Wing in Columbus, Battelle’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, and the Ohio National Guard 123rd Air Control Squadron in Blue Ash. An independent voice for Ohio, Portman has consistently delivered results for our state’s defense installations, protecting Ohio jobs and strengthening our national security. Portman visited with military personnel to listen to their concerns and discuss ways he can further reinforce Ohio’s defense capabilities. 

“Last week I saw the best of Ohio, traveling more than 1,400 miles, visiting 13 counties, and meeting countless men and women in uniform who are serving to protect us. America has never had to look further than the Buckeye state for leaders, adventurers, and patriots ready to answer our country’s calling because Ohioans are second to none in our dedication to patriotic duty and our commitment to the values that define America. I saw that on full display last week—the folks I met with are doing incredible work that benefits Ohio’s economy and America’s safety. I thank them for their service to Ohio and our country and I’m proud to support them in the United States Senate.”

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