Snyder Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Apr 18, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder was in Afghanistan on Wednesday to visit Michigan Air and Army Guard units.

The governor talked about the visit in a phone call with reporters.

The governor said the visit has made him more committed to helping veterans after they return from overseas conflicts.

“So, I’m looking forward to finishing the trip, getting back and working on efforts on the jobs front and everything else to support our veterans, our guardspeople, and our reservists," he said.

There are about 1400 members of the Michigan National Guard serving in the Middle East. The governor has called for better services for veterans in special messages on healthcare and workforce improvement.  

Governor Snyder made the trip with the governors of Rhode Island and South Dakota. The governors have also stopped in Kuwait and head next to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.