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Governor Parson visits 139th Airlift Wing during St. Joseph visit

Missouri Governor Mike Parson made a stop in St. Joseph Tuesday and while in the city, he visited the 139th Airlift Wing.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 7:21 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- Missouri Governor Mike Parson made a visit to St. Joseph Tuesday and while in town, he stopped to visit the 139th Airlift Wing. 

"The job, the task they have in front of them to protect our country is one of the things I think we all need to pay a little more attention to in the sacrifices they make everyday," Parson said. "To be here when a lot of them got to come back home after a mission they've been on is pretty neat, but really the focus is on trying to support our military and troops out there that are protecting every one of us across the state."

Parson met with military officials to take a tour of the airbase and during the visit, the governor got the opportunity to test out the National Guard's flying simulator. 

On the visit to the airbase, Parson welcomed home a fleet of air guardsmen returning from deployment. 

The governor will continue his tour around the state Wednesday making a stop at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. 

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Snow showers have left the area and we saw anywhere from 2-4 inches of snow. Surface temperatures for the most part remain above freezing so accumulations were mostly on elevated and grassy surfaces. Skies slowly cleared throughout the day with temperatures warming into the mid to upper 40s. Conditions look to dry out and slowly warm throughout the next few days. Rain chances will return mainly through the morning hours on Friday with temperatures back in the 60s. Temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend with highs back in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Temperatures will be close to 80s for the beginning of next week under mostly sunny skies.
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