Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Brings Hearing to Corpus Christi to Explore Improving Military Value of Bases

AUSTIN, TX – The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations will meet in the Council Chambers at Corpus Christi City Hall on Thursday to hear testimony relating to compatibility use and encroachment of Texas military installations with the goal of improving the overall military value of installations in Texas.

Testimony is expected from Captain Christopher Misner, commanding officer of Naval Air Station-Kingsville and Chairman of the Texas Commanders Council, which represents the commanders of all 15 military installations in the state, as well as from Brigadier General Robert D. LaBrutta of Joint Base San Antonio, which includes JBSA-Randolph, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-Camp Bullis.

“Texas has great military installations from Fort Worth to San Antonio to Corpus Christi and Kingsville,” Senator Donna Campbell, Chair of the Committee, stated. “It is great to see them in action and vital that we understand the challenges they face so we can protect the economic impact they provide our communities, estimated at $150 billion and employing more than 255,000 Texans across the state.”

Members of the Senate Committee will tour Naval Air Station Kingsville, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, and Corpus Christi Army Depot on Wednesday. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday with public testimony welcome.