INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spent part of his first day of an economic development trip to Germany meeting Hoosier troops stationed in the country. Pence visited Ramstein Air Base, headquarters of the US Air Force in Europe.
“On behalf of all Hoosiers, I was honored to express our gratitude to those serving us in uniform for their dedication, courage and sacrifice,” said Pence. “Our Hoosier troops play an integral role in the operation of our nation’s military forces in Europe.”
While touring the base, Pence saw Humvees and C-190J engines used by the military that are manufactured in Indiana.
After the Indiana Pacers victory over Oklahoma City Sunday, the Governor and First Lady Karen passed out Pacers apparel to several Hoosier service members. In addition, they delivered cards that were made for the troops by students at Parkside Elementary School in Columbus.
The Governor and First Lady also spent time visiting with wounded service men and women at the nearby Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The center is the largest military hospital located outside the continental United States.