Update from Senator Bob Corker - October 5, 2014

Senator Bob Corker
2014-10-05 16:44:37
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/1277156967_Twitter_48x48.png] [link 1] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FacebookIcon_thumb.png] [link 2] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/YoutubeIcon_thumb.png] [link 3] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 4] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. Survey/Question [survey] Survey/Question [survey] *Update from Senator Bob Corker October 5, 2014* *Traveling Across Tennessee* Following a thirteen-county swing across Tennessee in August, Senator Corker will continue his visits across the Volunteer State this week with stops in Monroe, Loudon and Union counties. Stay tuned for updates from the road in next week�s e-newsletter. *Chattanooga Ironman* Senator Corker enjoyed being downtown last Sunday as his hometown, Chattanooga, hosted its first-ever Ironman race. The city�s vibrant downtown and waterfront, which were transformed under the senator�s leadership as mayor, served as the perfect backdrop for Sunday night�s finish. Congratulations to this year�s winner, Matt Hanson (pictured below). * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Winner_Matt_Hanson.jpg] Photo courtesy of Jason Myers Photography.* *Chattanooga Times Free Press: For Ironman Chattanooga's final finishers, even last was a first* [link 5] �The biggest support was understandably for local firefighter Jason Greer, who entered the Ironman to help raise money for Emily's Power for a Cure and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a tribute to his cancer-stricken son Tristin, who's battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma. A sluggish 320 pounds a year ago, Greer dropped more than 60 pounds training for the triathlon. Approaching the finish line a few minutes after midnight, he received a long, strong cheer before Tristin hung a race medal around his father's neck. �There really aren't words to describe what that meant to me,� said Greer, who was also at a loss for words when U.S. Sen. Bob Corker hugged him a few minutes later and told him how proud he was of him. �It took me a minute to realize who he was,� the fireman said. �I couldn't believe he knew me.�� *Supporting Efforts to Contain Ebola Outbreak* Senator Corker released the following statement regarding the Pentagon�s announcement that soldiers from Fort Campbell�s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Liberia in late October to support efforts to contain the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. �The Fort Campbell community has shown time and time again that their unique capabilities remain essential to our national security,� said Corker. �The U.S. has a vital role to play in leading the global response to defeat this deadly outbreak, and I could not be more proud of our men and women in uniform who are always willing to answer the call to protect U.S. interests both at home and abroad.� Federal health officials announced last week that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. *To keep up with Senator Corker's work in the Senate, follow him on Facebook [link 6], Twitter [link 7] and Instagram [link 8].*

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
October 5, 2014

Traveling Across Tennessee

Following a thirteen-county swing across Tennessee in August, Senator Corker will continue his visits across the Volunteer State this week with stops in Monroe, Loudon and Union counties. Stay tuned for updates from the road in next week�s e-newsletter.

Chattanooga Ironman

Senator Corker enjoyed being downtown last Sunday as his hometown, Chattanooga, hosted its first-ever Ironman race. The city�s vibrant downtown and waterfront, which were transformed under the senator�s leadership as mayor, served as the perfect backdrop for Sunday night�s finish. Congratulations to this year�s winner, Matt Hanson (pictured below).


Photo courtesy of Jason Myers Photography.


�The biggest support was understandably for local firefighter Jason Greer, who entered the Ironman to help raise money for Emily's Power for a Cure and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a tribute to his cancer-stricken son Tristin, who's battling Stage 4 neuroblastoma. A sluggish 320 pounds a year ago, Greer dropped more than 60 pounds training for the triathlon. Approaching the finish line a few minutes after midnight, he received a long, strong cheer before Tristin hung a race medal around his father's neck. �There really aren't words to describe what that meant to me,� said Greer, who was also at a loss for words when U.S. Sen. Bob Corker hugged him a few minutes later and told him how proud he was of him. �It took me a minute to realize who he was,� the fireman said. �I couldn't believe he knew me.��

Supporting Efforts to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Senator Corker released the following statement regarding the Pentagon�s announcement that soldiers from Fort Campbell�s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Liberia in late October to support efforts to contain the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

�The Fort Campbell community has shown time and time again that their unique capabilities remain essential to our national security,� said Corker. �The U.S. has a vital role to play in leading the global response to defeat this deadly outbreak, and I could not be more proud of our men and women in uniform who are always willing to answer the call to protect U.S. interests both at home and abroad.�

Federal health officials announced last week that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.

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