WASHINGTON (AP) – The Army is thanking ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain as it opens a new modernization headquarters in Texas.
The tribute came after the Republican senator’s family announced Friday that he would discontinue treatment for brain cancer.
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, called McCain an American hero while activating its new Future Command in downtown Austin, Texas. Milley said as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, McCain was instrumental in delivering what the Army calls its most significant reorganization since 1973.
Milley said members of McCain’s staff were on hand at the opening of the command, which is tasked with modernizing the Army’s defense teams and weapons.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said his colleague would be pleased.