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Iowa elected officials visit the troops overseas

Senator Ernst visits with Iowa Army National Guard soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Senator Ernst and Congressman Young join delegation to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq.

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 9:48 AM
Updated: Nov 22, 2017 1:29 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Iowa Senator and Congressman recently visited Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq to thank those serving our nation overseas.

Republicans Joni Ernst and David Young were part of a bipartisan delegation that met with service members, as well as senior military and diplomatic leaders to receive updates on U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
“In this season of thanksgiving, it was an honor to visit with our Iowa soldiers who are away from their loved ones at the holidays, and to thank them for the sacrifices they make – and those of their families – to protect all that we hold dear,” said Senator Ernst. “Additionally, hearing more about their efforts to support, protect, and defend the United States and our international partners from those on the ground was invaluable, particularly as we work to enact the National Defense Authorization Act, which is critical to ensure our troops have the resources and equipment they need to combat the evolving global threats confronting America.”

Ernst is a former company commander of the Iowa National Guard and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“The women and men in our military are the bravest among us. It was an honor to meet with service members from Iowa, hear their stories and collect messages to send back to their loved ones,” said Congressman Young. “Hearing from Iowans in our military and leaders on the ground about the successes, challenges, and needs of our troops provides me with greater insight as we address issues affecting our military and national security in Congress.”

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