Today, President Trump paid a surprise visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.
“MacDill is currently an Air Mobility Command installation, home to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, and its 310th Airlift Squadron, flying the C-37, and the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, flying the KC-135, augmented by the Air Force Reserve Command’s 927th Air Refueling Wing and 63d Air Refueling Squadron flying the same KC-135s. MacDill AFB is also home to the headquarters for two of the U.S. military’s joint warfighting combatant commands: Headquarters, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), and Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Both commands are independent from one another and each is commanded by a respective 4-star general or admiral. Two additional sub-unified commands are also headquartered at MacDill AFB: Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command (COMUSMARCENT), commanded by a 3-star general, and United States Special Operations Command Central (USSOCCENT), commanded by a 2-star general.”
In a roundtable discussion, Trump asked the soldiers and airmen about their plans to continue serving.
An officer pointed out that most had joined after 9/11. Trump said he hoped they would continue.
Watch (via Fox Business):
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From the video:
Trump: “You gonna make a career out of it?”
Soldier: “Still deciding, sir.”
Trump: “Oh, come on. You have to stay. You’ll like it better with me. You’ll see.”
The officer at the table said Trump should be a re-enlistment counselor.
Trump is right. With a President who values the military, it’s gonna get better. With a President who gives the military the right missions, it’s gonna get better. With a President who gives the military the tools they need, it’s gonna get better.
It’s gonna get better!