UPDATED 9:11 AM PT – Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence traveled overseas to greet U.S. troops stationed in Poland. He spent time thanking our troops for their service to our country Wednesday at the 33rd Air Base near Powidz.
In a speech, Pence reminded Poland of its mutual defense alliance with the United States, saying we will always stand by our ally. He then went on to discuss how much the U.S. military has grown since President Trump has taken office.
“Just in the past two years, President Trump signed the largest investment in our national defense since the final days of the Cold War, and if you didn’t notice, we gave our troops the biggest pay rise that you’ve received in nearly ten years,” stated Pence. “We released a national security strategy, advancing peace across the wider world as well.”
The vice president is in Poland for a four-day visit to Europe, where he will take part in international conferences and visit several historical sites associated with WWII. He will visit the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz on Friday.