U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta returns from official trip to Afghanistan


Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) with U.S. Armed Forces personnel from New Hampshire at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

(Washington – December 13, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta returned Monday from an official trip to Afghanistan, where he met with U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel from New Hampshire.  He visited Camp Eggers in Kabul and in Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Region.

Guinta was part of a Congressional Delegation of House Budget Committee members that assessed conditions in Afghanistan and reviewed the progress being made there.  The Delegation also met with top-ranking U.S. and Afghan military and civilian leaders, including U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker. 

“I can report to Granite Staters that we can all be very proud of the men and women who are serving in Afghanistan,” Guinta said.  “They are clearly focused on fulfilling their mission and performing their duties with impressive professionalism to achieve all that is expected of them.”

Guinta said he will talk about his experiences on the trip in his upcoming “Frankly Speaking” column, which will appear in many New Hampshire newspapers and media outlets late next week.