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Savannah Stafford May 21, 2015
Steven Palazzo, R-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Ms. Savannah Stafford as a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 2015."
Honoring Jason Kortz May 21, 2015
Mike Coffman, R-CO
"An elite member of the Naval Special Warfare Group 1, Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz distinguished himself consistently throughout his life and during his short military career."
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions May 20, 2015
Thom Tillis, R-NC
"During World War II, the USS North Carolina, known affectionately throughout the Navy as the “Showboat”, “participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific area of operations and earned 15 battle stars. She steamed over 300,000 miles. Although Japanese radio claimed six times that North Carolina had been sunk, she survived."
National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 May 15, 2015
William Thornberry, R-TX
"(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that a decision by the Government of Japan to purchase Aegis Ashore for its self-defense, given that it already possesses sea- based Aegis weapons system-equipped naval vessels, could create a significant opportunity for promoting interoperability and integration of air- and missile defense capability with close allies, could provide for force multiplication benefits, and could potentially alleviate force posture requirements on multi-mission assets. (b) Requirement to Submit Policy.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a copy of the Department of Defense policy regarding foreign disclosure or technology release of Aegis Ashore capability to allies, including Japan, that possess sea-based Aegis weapons system-equipped naval vessels. (c) Definition.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means— (1) the congressional defense committees; and (2) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. Amendment No. 105 Offered by Mr. Walker of North Carolina At the end of subtitle F of title XII (page 604, after line 16), add the following:"
In Special Recognition Of Aaron Dunn On His Offer Of Appointment To Attend The United States Naval Academy May 13, 2015
Robert Latta, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to pay special tribute to an outstanding student from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. I am pleased to announce that Aaron Dunn of Toledo, Ohio has been offered an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Aaron’s offer of appointment poises him to attend the United States Naval Academy this fall with the incoming Class of 2019. Attending one of our nation’s military academies not only offers the opportunity to serve our country but also guarantees a world-class education, while placing demands on those who undertake one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of their lives. Aaron brings an enormous amount of leadership, service, and dedication to the incoming Class of 2019. While attending Toledo Christian School in Toledo, Ohio, Aaron was a member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll. He also played in the marching band, was a class representative and student council member. Throughout high school, Aaron was a member of his school’s cross country, baseball and basketball teams, earning varsity letters in cross country and baseball. I am confident that Aaron will carry the lessons of his student and athletic leadership to the Naval Academy. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating Aaron Dunn on the offer of his appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Our service academies offer the finest military training and education available. I am positive that Aaron will excel during his career at the Naval Academy, and I ask my colleagues to join me in extending their best wishes to him as he begins his service to the Nation."

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