Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) was recently joined by Congressman Michael Grimm during a visit to Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn. Malliotakis spoke with men and women enlisted in the United States Army and listened to their thoughts and concerns regarding global issues and those within their own community.

The location that became Fort Hamilton was the setting for military conflict between American and British troops on July 4, 1776. Today, the base serves as the home for the New York City Recruiting Battalion, the Military Entrance Processing Station, the North Atlantic Division Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 1179th Transportation Brigade and the 722nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron.