April 04, 2014

Manchin Tours Camp Dawson

Camp Dawson, West Virginia — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined Acting Undersecretary of Defense Michael Lumpkin and West Virginia Adjutant Major General James Hoyer for a tour and demonstration at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia. Senator Manchin and the group watched Soldiers in the West Virginia Army National Guard employ robots used for bomb disposal and surveillance.

“It is always a privilege to visit Camp Dawson and meet with our West Virginia National Guardsmen and women. Their expertise, professionalism and dedication never cease to amaze me,” Senator Manchin said. “The demonstration I saw today included some of the most advanced tools in our Special Forces toolkit, and this testing and training is being done right here in our great state. I am proud of West Virginia’s continued contributions to our homeland security and national defense, and I thank our members of the West Virginia National Guard for their service to West Virginia and to our great country.”