Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: March 12, 2001

Remarks at the Youth Activities Center at Tyndall Air Force Base,
March 12, 2001

Amy R. Justice. Thank you for coming, sir. We’re really looking forward to this.

The President. I’m looking forward to hearing from them. But one of the things I—my job as the Commander in Chief is to boost morale in the military. In order to keep the peace, the military must be strong and morale has got to be high. And I’ve come to talk about base housing. We want to make sure people are well housed in the military, and there’s some money in my budget to do that.

[At this point, a baby cried.]

The President. Don’t worry about it. Base housing’s on the way. [Laughter]

I got to see new housing, and I got to see not-so-new housing. And it was important to do so, and I appreciate the general giving me a tour. Anyway, thanks for letting me come by.

And by the way, I’m proud to be traveling with my brother Jeb. If you’ve got any problems, write him—[laughter]—and the two Congressmen from this area. Congressman Boyd and Congressman Scarborough are with us. And of course, General Mike Ryan, who is from the Joint Chiefs. I appreciate you being here, General, as well.

But thank you all very much for giving me a chance to come. I look forward to hearing what you have to say, and it’s your chance to give the Commander in Chief a few suggestions. And I’m interested.

I do want to say that I know a lot of families are worried about all the deployments that take place. And we’ll honor our commitments. But the mission of this military is going to be, to be ready to fight and win war and, therefore, stop war from happening in the first place. And I think that’s important for all of the folks who wear the uniform and their spouses to hear. The mission will be well focused, and that’s what we’ll be focusing our resources and attention on. I take it very seriously, because—and I believe strongly that we’re going to be able to keep the peace. It’s a noble mission for all of us involved with the military.

Thank you.

Note: The President spoke at 12:16 p.m. He was welcomed by S. Sgt. Amy R. Justice, USAF, 325th Medical Group. A tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Remarks at the Youth Activities Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, March 12, 2001," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873 438. Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TEJAM8PBYWCJXN.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Remarks at the Youth Activities Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, March 12, 2001." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873, page 438. Original Sources. 14 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TEJAM8PBYWCJXN.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Remarks at the Youth Activities Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, March 12, 2001' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 16, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:873, pp.438. Original Sources, retrieved 14 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TEJAM8PBYWCJXN.