SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – U.S. Transportation Command was visited May 31 by David Martin, national security correspondent for CBS News and his producer Mary Walsh.
Martin and a St. Louis-based video crew came to USTRANSCOM to produce a news segment which focuses on Department of Defense transport options in support of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
Martin has been with CBS News covering the Pentagon and the State Department, since 1993. In that capacity, he has reported virtually every major defense, intelligence and international affairs story for CBS.
Martin and crew filmed interviews with Maj. Gen, Michael Lally, director of Operations and Plans directorate, Navy Capt. Aaron Stanley, USTRANSCOM Strategy, Policy, Programs and Plans directorate and Air Force Col. Robert Brisson, USTRANSCOM operations and Plans directorate.
The team expects the feature story to air on the CBS Evening News sometime this week. Locally, KMOV – TV4 airs that newscast at 5:30 p.m.
The crew also taped various locations around USTRANSCOM, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command as well as the Tanker Airlift Control Center.
Martin and Walsh thanked members of USTRANSCOM and SDDC and said they were very impressed with the professionalism of the organizations’ people and that they greatly appreciated the efforts of all in making their visit successful.
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