Senate Approves Tuberville Resolution Remembering 2019 Terrorist Attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Victims include Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise

WASHINGTON — Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Tuberville recognizing the third anniversary of the December 6, 2019 terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Twenty-three-year-old Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, an Enterprise, Alabama native, was among the three who lost their lives when a Saudi Arabian pilot opened fire at the base. Despite being shot multiple times, Ensign Watson directed the first response team to the shooter’s location, helping save countless lives. 

“Ensign Watson’s courage and quick action saved countless lives on a tragic day for our military,” said Senator Tuberville. “He embodied the spirit of American heroism, standing tall in the face of terrorism to save others — even at the expense of his own life. We keep his memory alive by sharing his story of patriotism, service, and sacrifice.”

Joining Senator Tuberville in sponsoring the resolution are U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA).

Read the resolution here

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.