After 6 years, the Florida Defense Task Force is back in Bay County. The September meeting for the force was held early Thursday morning at the Holiday inn of Panama City.
Due to the high military presence in the Panhandle, the task force discussed concerns and how to make military operations run smoother.
In addition, each area reported how their base did during Hurricane Irma. Representatives from all over the state talked about the damage they had and the excellent response of first responders and armed forces members during this tough time.
The main focus of the meeting was bringing those communities from all over Florida together.
“Our goal is to penetrate every community and make them a part of what we’re doing and if we do that as a Florida community combined, we will have a better chance of standing up to any challenge that might want to take a mission away from us. We want to increase our mission and not lose it. That’s our purpose,” said Senator Douglas Broxson, Task Force Chairman.
The next task force meeting will be held October 19th in Jacksonville.