Senator Craig Pays Tribute to the Troops and Discusses Base Closure Process

May 19, 2005

Every other week, U.S. Senator Larry Craig's personal office issues a news report of his activities.  This week's video and audio edition, which is about four minutes long, focuses on the Senator Larry Craig's recent trip to Iraq with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, and Idaho Congressmen Butch Otter and Mike Simpson. In the show Senator Craig also comments on the recent Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations to close 33 major military installations and for 29 more to be realigned.  The commission has also slated 775 smaller installations for closure or realignment. 

To watch the report in English, click:Washington Report Video - English

To watch the report in Spanish, click: Washington Report Video - Spanish 

To listen to the report in English, click: Washington Report Audio - English

To listen to the report in Spanish, click: Washington Report Audio - Spanish

The show's focus on the troops is timely.  Armed Forces Day, which commemorates the active duty services, is Saturday, May 21.  Memorial Day, which is set aside to pay tribute to those who died in our nation's service, is Monday, May 30.  During this time of remembrance and gratitude, those that wish to support our active duty military can do so by logging onto   There you can send an e-mail to the troops, read messages from servicemen and women, and see how else you can get involved.