June 01, 2017

Senator Harris Tours CA Naval Base, Expresses Support for the Military, and Discusses Threats and Capabilities

CORONADO - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris met with Navy officials at U.S. Naval Base Coronado, where she toured the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and visited the Navy SEALs at the Naval Special Warfare Command and training center. On the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, Harris received a briefing on the ship's capabilities, as well as the scope of Third Fleet operations in the Pacific and the role of the Carrier Strike Group. At the Naval Special Warfare Command, Harris was given an overview of Navy SEAL operations and capabilities, and their unique role in U.S. Special Operation Forces. Harris expressed her deep gratitude to all sailors and SEALs for the sacrifices of the men and women of the Navy, including fallen Navy SEAL, Special Warfare Operator First Class Remington Peters, who was memorialized at the base earlier today.

"I came here today to meet, thank, and recognize the incredible men and women of the Navy who work every day around the clock tirelessly to defend our country," said Senator Harris. "The Navy is on the front lines of some of the most significant threats we face, such as that posed by China and North Korea in the Pacific. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I am closely following these evolving threats and will continue working with my colleagues to ensure our military is properly resourced to meet such threats and support the brave service members who sacrifice so much for our nation's security."

The Navy is on the front lines of defending U.S. interests by sea and land. It is also a critical part of the San Diego community and economy, and the three naval bases in the region are responsible for roughly 300,000 jobs. The Navy, and its ability to operate in San Diego and Coronado, plays an essential role in our nation's security, domestically and around the world.