Bush Visits Vance AFB: President Bush dropped in with Air Force One at Vance AFB, Okla., on May 6, enroute to Oklahoma State University to deliver a commencement address. At Vance, some 300 servicemembers, civilians, and family members came out to greet the Commander in Chief. Among the official greeters were Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin, and Enid, Okla., Mayor Ernie Currier.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.