United States Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson paid a visit to the Air Force Research Lab in Rome on Wednesday.

Wilson met with local leaders, including Congressman Anthony Brindisi, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo.

Brindisi invited Wilson to visit Rome Lab.

“Rome Lab’s work is critical to our country’s safety and security, and they are a huge driver of our local economy, bringing good-paying, competitive jobs to our region. I look forward to continuing to work with the Air Force and Rome Lab to ensure they have the resources and support they need to continue their critical research and keep our country safe" said Brindisi.

photo courtesy of Congressman Brindisi's Office