Blake, State Senate Adopt Resolution to Protect Operations of 55th Brigade in Scranton

On June 22, 2015

HARRISBURG, June 22, 2015 – A concurrent state Senate Resolution urging the United States Army to reverse its decision to deactivate the 55th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) in Scranton was unanimously adopted by the state Senate earlier today. Senate Resolution 149, co-sponsored by state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), also urges the United States Congress […]

Blake Joins Legislative, Military Leaders at Inaugural Commission Meeting

On April 16, 2015

CARLISLE, April 16, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined legislative and military leaders from across Pennsylvania to discuss the economic importance of Pennsylvania’s military operations at the inaugural meeting of the Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission (PMCEC). The 17-member commission, which was formally established through Act 161 of last year, is tasked […]

Blake Saddened at News of Marine’s Death

On August 4, 2011

SCRANTON, August 4, 2011 – – Reflecting, with sadness, on the death of Sgt. Patrick Dolphin, state Sen. John P. Blake today offered sincere condolences to the local Marine’s family and friends. “Staff Sgt. Dolphin is a local hero and I am deeply saddened with this loss. It is when we lose one of our […]

Blake Announces Formation of Bipartisan Military Installations Caucus

On May 11, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 11, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced the formation of a new bipartisan, bicameral Military Installations and Base Development Caucus to protect Pennsylvania’s 164,000 defense-related jobs and its world-class military bases and facilities around the state. Blake will serve as co-chairman of the caucus along with state Sen. Richard […]

Blake Lauds Courage, Commitment and Sacrifices of 55th Brigade

On March 10, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 10, 2011 – – On the heels of the announcement that area soldiers from the 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be deployed to the Middle East for the fifth time since 2001, state Sen. John P. Blake today commended the young men and women for their […]

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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