Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the news that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will be visiting For Drum next week:

“I am very pleased that Secretary Carter is visiting Fort Drum on Monday, and I look forward to welcoming him in person,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I recently had the privilege of leading the entire delegation in sending the Secretary a letter outlining the importance of this vital installation and this will be a great opportunity for him to see it first-hand and to visit with the soldiers and their families that make the installation so great.”