PHOTO RELEASE ICYMI… Sen. Rick Scott Visits Jacksonville to Reiterate Support for America’s Military & the Ship Yard Repair Industry

August 18, 2023

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—This week, Senator Rick Scott visited with leaders from Naval Station Mayport, the Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association, and BAE Systems Shipyard to meet with Floridians, tour the repair yards and reiterate his support of America’s service members, Naval Station Mayport and the ship repair industry in the Sunshine State.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Florida’s military and supporting industries, like the ship repair yards we saw today, play a critical role in protecting our national security and are a big part of communities like Jacksonville. I was proud to have this opportunity to personally thank the brave men and women serving our nation, their families for the sacrifices they make to protect our freedoms, and the hardworking shipyard workers. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I’m fighting hard in Washington to make sure our brave service members and the communities supporting their mission, like the shipyard workers we met today, have everything they need to succeed. We delivered on that again in this year’s NDAA, but I’m not done fighting to make sure Florida’s military presence remains strong. I’m proud to represent the hardworking Florida families, and make Washington work for them as they work hard every day to protect the American Dream.”