The continuation of Senate Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne’s tour of Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pennsylvania is the subject of this month’s “The Browne Report” television show.

During Senator Browne’s tour of the military base, he was afforded the opportunity to visit several areas of the base and speak with base commanders and enlisted members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

In the second installment of the tour, viewers will be given a unique, firsthand tour of the Unit Training Equipment Site with CSM Shawn Phillips. The base’s vehicles and land-based combat systems will be on display, while CSM Phillips speaks about the units, their maintenance and the efforts needed to keep them combat ready. Meanwhile, Sgt. Cody Davis gives an in-depth explanation of the facility’s small arms repair and storage area and insight on the skills necessary to keep these weapons in working condition.

Finally, Senator Browne speaks with several National Guard members about the state of the art long-range surveillance systems, which our armed service members use for reconnaissance in the field.

“Fort Indiantown Gap is only comparable to a select few sites across the country in terms of capabilities, capacity and strategic location,” Senator Browne said. “The base is a key asset and plays a pivotal role in the greater Northeast’s national defense and disaster relief readiness.”

Established in 1931, Fort Indiantown Gap is one of the most active National Guard training sites in the country, training more than 100,000 troops. The installation serves as a pre-deployment training site for all branches of the military as they prepare for a variety of operating environments including oversees and homeland defense missions and domestic disaster relief and response. The Pennsylvania National Guard was established as the Militia in 1747, formally becoming the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1870.

The Browne Report can be seen locally on Blue Ridge Communications, Channel 13; and, Service Electric Cable, Channel 50. Check your local listings for air times and dates.

The show is also available on Senator Browne’s website at


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