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State Senators Joseph A. Griffo (R-47 ) yesterday, hosted a visit from Senator Greg Ball (R-40), who was on hand to visit facilities in Oneida County and meet to discuss New York State homeland security.

Senators Griffo and Ball are members of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, of which, Senator Ball serves as the Committee’s Chairman.

“We have assets here in our region which are essential to the mission of both national and statewide security,” Griffo said. “Senator Ball is a former active duty Air Force officer who came away informed and impressed after his visit.”

“As we begin work on other challenging State Budget deliberations, my colleagues need to keep in mind how important these facilities are. The Eastern Air Defense Sector facility in Rome is staffed by NY Air National Guard operations personnel and is vital to the air security of the United State and Canada,” Griffo continued.

“The NYS Homeland Security & Emergency Services Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany has trained thousands of emergency responders throughout New York and other states,” Griffo added. “Their training has earned them high praise in the law enforcement community and has created an ongoing demand for their services. They are poised for growth there and we need to make sure that we can help them meet that demand.” (ARTICLE)


Publication date: 
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 00:00