Pictured is Gov. Nixon meeting with troops from Missouri at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Scott Holste, Press Secretary for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sept. 27) as part of a delegation of four U.S. Governors that included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Tennessee Gov. William Haslam. This is the fourth trip to Afghanistan for Gov. Nixon, who is one of the original members of the Council of Governors, formed in 2010 to address matters pertaining to the National Guard and homeland security.
On Friday (Sept. 26), the Governors were briefed at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington DC, before flying to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
At Ramstein on Saturday, they visited with military patients being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center before traveling on to Kabul, Afghanistan.