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Gov. Patrick Hosts AF Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh

Nov 8, 2013Council in the News, Other

BOSTON – Friday, November 8, 2013 – Governor Deval Patrick, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator Edward Markey, U.S. Representative John Tierney and U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas today welcomed General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force to the Massachusetts State House to discuss the importance of Hanscom Air Force Base to the Massachusetts economy and the state’s ongoing efforts to promote and support the base. “Our military bases offer incredible assets, fuel our economy and are an important piece of our national security,” said Governor Patrick.

“We appreciate General Welsh, General Wolfenbarger, General Moore, and Dr. LaPlante’s visit to Massachusetts as we work in partnership with Air Force leadership to strengthen and invest in Hanscom Air Force Base while exploring opportunities to lead new innovative missions.”

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