Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Conaway visit Goodfellow

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, meets U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Dvorak, 315th Training Squadron geospatial intelligence analysis course chief, before his press conference at the RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. Dvorak explained to Cornyn how Goodfellow trains intelligence analysts here and how our training ties to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, meets U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Dvorak, 315th Training Squadron geospatial intelligence analysis course chief, before his press conference at the RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. Dvorak explained to Cornyn how Goodfellow trains intelligence analysts here and how our training ties to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Dvorak, 315th Training Squadron geospatial intelligence analysis course chief, explains to Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, the reason why we have a RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. After his overview of the aircraft, Cornyn held a press conference. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Aaron Dvorak, 315th Training Squadron geospatial intelligence analysis course chief, explains to Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, the reason why we have a RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. After his overview of the aircraft, Cornyn held a press conference. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, holds a press conference at the RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. During his conference he talked about the importance of Goodfellow on the local community, Texas and America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, holds a press conference at the RQ-1 Predator aircraft display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. During his conference he talked about the importance of Goodfellow on the local community, Texas and America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, holds a press conference on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. During his speech he said that Goodfellow is important for America, citing intelligence as absolutely critical for its security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, holds a press conference on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. During his speech he said that Goodfellow is important for America, citing intelligence as absolutely critical for its security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Jackson/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, attends a P4-Initiative meeting with San Angelo leaders at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. San Angelo leaders briefed Cornyn on the functions that link the base and local community, from hospital logistics to firefighter training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Russell Stewart/Released)

Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, attends a P4-Initiative meeting with San Angelo leaders at the Norma Brown building on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 10, 2017. San Angelo leaders briefed Cornyn on the functions that link the base and local community, from hospital logistics to firefighter training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Russell Stewart/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Sen. John Cornyn III, Senate Majority Whip for the 115th Congress, and Rep. Mike Conaway, 11th District of Texas, visited Goodfellow April 10.

The visit gave Cornyn and Conaway a chance to learn how Goodfellow impacts military readiness and the city of San Angelo.

“What we saw and heard here this morning has special relevance to our responsibilities and give us situational awareness to not only what the great people who serve here are doing and learning here, but also the importance of this base to the community, the state and to our entire nation,” said Cornyn.

During the visit, Cornyn met with local media where he answered a question about how intelligence effects the War on Terror.

“Intelligence is absolutely critical to being able to fight the threats that confront our country,” he said. “Goodfellow, I would say, is the tip of the spear of that technological advantage, but it’s more than just technology, it’s the people and one of the things that is so important and that I’ve been impressed with is the quality of the great patriots who serve here and the good work that they are able to do.”

Cornyn wrapped up his visit with group photos with base service members.