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US Senate confirms Biden pick as top US military officer

September 21, 2023

The following are excerpts from a Reuters story originally published on 9/20/23 by Patricia Zengerle. WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A majority of the U.S. Senate backed U.S. Air Force chief General Charles Q. Brown on Wednesday to be the top U.S. military officer, as lawmakers moved to confirm some of the top senior officers…

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The Air Force District of Washington Welcomes Local Civic Leaders

June 27, 2023
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Spirit Park at National Harbor, Honoring Our Veterans, First Responders and More, Arrives on Veterans Day

November 12, 2022

Spirit Park, the latest tribute to America at the iconic National Harbor, welcomed a crowd of veterans, first responders and elected officials and dignitaries from throughout the region, to celebrate Veterans Day with the unveiling of Maryland’s largest American Flag. The display also includes 13 additional American flags honoring service to the nation and community.…

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What Have We Learned?

September 11, 2021

Published in Prince George’s Suite. Commentary By M.H. Jim Estepp Former Prince George’s County Public Safety Director and County Council Chair Anyone who was alive on September 11, 2001 can remember where they were and what they were doing on that fateful morning. Imagine having a loved one in, on or anywhere near a plane…

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Van Ovost Tapped to Lead TRANSCOM, New Bosses Named for SOUTHCOM and INDOPACOM

March 8, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the original article, published 3/8/21 by Brian W. Everstine, taken from Click here for the full article. President Joe Biden on March 6 nominated USAF Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost—currently the U.S. military’s only woman with four stars—to command U.S. Transportation Command, and Army Lt. Gen. Laura J.…

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost talks about her inspiring Air Force career

March 1, 2021

The following is an excerpt from the original article, published 4/1/21 on Kicking TODAY’s special series Women Are Essential for Women’s History Month, Savannah Guthrie speaks exclusively with the nation’s highest-ranking woman in uniform, Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, who talks about her inspiring career in the Air Force. “Frankly, it’s quite lonely,” she says,…

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