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Senate confirms Trumpís pick for Air Force secretary
Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER

Posted on 05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT by george76

The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force.

Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber.

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Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009.

She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.

(Excerpt) Read more at wkbn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: New Hampshire; US: New Mexico; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: afsecretary; airforce; airforceacademy; airforcechief; avaition; heatherwilson; militarywomen; second100days; senate; trumpadm; trumpdod; usaf; wilson
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1 posted on 05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT by george76
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From Wikipedia:

The United States Air Force Academy began admitting women during her junior year at Keene High School (Keene, New Hampshire), and Wilson applied and was appointed to the Academy. At the Academy, she was the first woman to command basic training and the first woman Vice Wing Commander.[7] She graduated in 1982 as a Distinguished Graduate (magna cum laude equivalent).[8] Although she had planned to go to flight school, Wilson earned a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford during the sixth year that women were permitted to apply and continued her education at Jesus College, University of Oxford, earning an M.Phil. and D.Phil. in international relations by 1985.[8]

No combat (or even flight) experience. She's an academic.

Jus' sayin'.

2 posted on 05/08/2017 3:31:35 PM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats ... have lost their grip on reality -DJT)
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To: george76

Trump’s nominations are in slow motion going through the Senate.


3 posted on 05/08/2017 3:37:44 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NorthMountain

It’s what she is that counts these days.


4 posted on 05/08/2017 3:38:04 PM PDT by Uncle Sam 911
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To: george76
She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009.

Explains the 22 votes, likely all DemocRATS, against her unless Angry McCain and Goober Graham joined to vote against her too.

5 posted on 05/08/2017 3:40:01 PM PDT by CedarDave (Proud member of Hillary's Deplorables class of 2016.)
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To: NorthMountain

Better than the sodomite formerly Secretary of the the Army.


6 posted on 05/08/2017 3:40:26 PM PDT by MSF BU (Support the troops: Join Them.)
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7 posted on 05/08/2017 3:40:45 PM PDT by CedarDave (Proud member of Hillary's Deplorables class of 2016.)
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If she cleans out the faggotry and the political correctness, she’ll be doing her job.


8 posted on 05/08/2017 3:41:01 PM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats ... have lost their grip on reality -DJT)
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Don’t shortchange her. The Rhodes scholarship is for a Master’s degree (two years allocated) and only rarely are asked by the Rhodes Committee to continue for the D Phil.

She is really sharp, believe me. She was at Oxford with Lt Gen Michelle Johnson (who is currently Superintendent of the USAF Academy) and are very capable of handling very tough situations.


9 posted on 05/08/2017 3:42:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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Better than the sodomite

That's a low bar to cross ... but see #8.

I shall be more blunt: The job of the Air Force is to kill people and break things ... wholesale. I hope she understands that.

10 posted on 05/08/2017 3:43:04 PM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats ... have lost their grip on reality -DJT)
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To: NorthMountain
No combat (or even flight) experience. She's an academic. Jus' sayin'.

Don't sell her short. Read a bit further down that Wikipedia listing:

Wilson is an instrument rated private pilot.

11 posted on 05/08/2017 3:44:41 PM PDT by CedarDave (Proud member of Hillary's Deplorables class of 2016.)
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To: NorthMountain
Jus' sayin'.

What's your point?

12 posted on 05/08/2017 3:45:05 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

See Number 10.


13 posted on 05/08/2017 3:45:59 PM PDT by NorthMountain (The Democrats ... have lost their grip on reality -DJT)
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Her photo is at this link -

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/senate-confirms-wilson-as-air-force-secretary-76-22

I hope looks are deceiving, or it’s possible you won’t get your wish.


14 posted on 05/08/2017 3:47:38 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey playoffs season!)
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To: CedarDave

Wilson is now the Pentagon’s second Senate-confirmed political appointment in the Trump administration. Defense Secretary James Mattis was the first. There are now 55 more such positions to be filled.


15 posted on 05/08/2017 3:53:34 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Not impressed.


16 posted on 05/08/2017 4:00:54 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Feminism DESTROYED females)
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To: NorthMountain

Jees.


17 posted on 05/08/2017 4:02:02 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: airborne

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airborne wrote:

Her photo is at this link -

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/senate-confirms-wilson-as-air-force-secretary-76-22

I hope looks are deceiving, or it’s possible you won’t get your wish.

Are you suggesting she is a lesbian?

She is married to Jay Hone, an attorney and retired Air Force Colonel. They have three adult children.


18 posted on 05/08/2017 4:03:09 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: george76

Good news. Mark Green, Trump’s pick for Army Secretary, had to bow out a few days ago because he is Christian and didn’t agree with the transgender bathroom issue and teaching Islam in schools.


19 posted on 05/08/2017 4:08:30 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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AND the current Air Force Academy President is ....

Can anyone here fill in the blank?


20 posted on 05/08/2017 4:23:19 PM PDT by browniexyz
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