July 20, 2018

Young and Donnelly Host Army Secretary Esper at Camp Atterbury

Camp Atterbury, Ind. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), along with Major General Courtney P. Carr, Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, hosted Secretary of the Army Mark Esper today at Camp Atterbury. During the visit, Esper took part in physical training with soldiers, was briefed on the training and operations planning that happens at Camp Atterbury, and heard directly from Indiana Guardsmen.

Secretary Esper said, “I had a great time visiting the top-notch facilities at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck, and meeting the Citizen-Soldiers of the Indiana National Guard. Many thanks for the hard work and efforts by Senators Donnelly and Young to ensure our Army has the resources it needs to remain the world’s premier fighting force now and in the future.”

Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “It was an honor to help host the Secretary of the Army today during his visit to Atterbury-Muscatatuck, where our warfighters receive cutting-edge training vital to military readiness. Atterbury-Muscatatuck is a national asset that can do even more in the future to improve the readiness of the entire joint force.”

Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “It was my privilege to invite Secretary Esper to Camp Atterbury, and I’m pleased that he was able to meet the talented Hoosiers serving in the Indiana National Guard. I could not be prouder of them, and I’m glad that Secretary Esper took the time to see the hard work they do every day to keep our state and our country safe.”

Major General Carr said, “It was an honor to host Secretary Esper during his recent visit to Indiana.   The readiness of our Indiana Soldiers, and our tremendous training and testing facilities, are indicative of the National Guard being a full partner in the Army Total Force.”