Press Release

Gillibrand Visits Troops In Afghanistan And Kuwait For Thanksgiving, Calls On Congress To Take On Leadership And Support Our Service Members

Nov 26, 2019

Washington, DC – After visiting the troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait for Thanksgiving, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called on Congress to uphold its responsibility to support the nation’s service members and reaffirmed her commitment to protecting our national security. Gillibrand met with members of New York’s 10th Mountain Division and 77th Sustainment Brigade as a part of her trip, and met with a group of women in the Afghan army to discuss their mission, the advancement of women in the military, their families, and safety.

“Earlier today, I landed back in the United States after spending the last few days in Afghanistan and Kuwait visiting our brave service members. In this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for our military’s service to our great country. I am so glad I was able to visit with some of them this holiday season and reaffirm my commitment to fighting for them,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These soldiers are some of the best and brightest our country has to offer. It was an honor to meet with those brave Americans — their sacrifice and devotion to our country inspires me and makes me so proud to represent them as their senator.”