Over 600 people gathered at the Multi-Purpose Event Center to show support for the Sheppard Air Force Base. All 600 people present made financial contributions to the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee. There were big community, county, state, and national names
Wednesdays big guest speaker was General John Hyten of Air Force Space Command.
"I'm going to talk to the committee here today and the local population and kind of hopefully educate them a little bit on what space and cyberspace means to America means to the world means to them here in Texas," said Hyten.
Congressman Mac Thornberry is the current Vice Chairmen of the Armed Services Committee. Thornberry said that it's important for Hyten, a four star general, to see what Sheppard Air Force Base can offer and does offer.
"He has to work with coalitions and that is exactly what we build here at Sheppard with the injet program, countries working together for a common purpose," said Thornberry.
The base has a huge financial impact for Texoma, SAFB currently makes up around 25% of the Wichita Falls economy and is currently the largest employer in the city.