Governor Touts Military Bases
By Alabama Public Radio
Washington, DC – Governor Bob Riley will be in Washington DC today for President Bush's inauguration ... and to talk with Pentagon officials about the upcoming round of military base closures.
The Governor says he wants to make sure Defense Department planners understand the importance Alabama's four military installations ... the Anniston Army Depot, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Fort Rucker in Ozark and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery.
Governor Riley and Jim Walker, director of Alabama's Homeland Security department, are scheduled to meet with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and two of his deputies later today.