HONORING COMMANDER KRISTINA DELL'ORCO, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 55 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Page H1623]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




    HONORING COMMANDER KRISTINA DELL'ORCO, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

  (Mr. ABRAHAM asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ABRAHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the career of 
Commander Kristina Dell'Orco and her service in the United States Coast 
Guard.
  Kristina graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy and was 
selected to attend Naval flight training, where she trained to pilot 
fixed-wing aircraft. Kristina earned her wings in 1999 and received the 
Daughters of the American Revolution award, given annually to the Coast 
Guard graduate with the highest grades. Kristina would go on to win 
many more awards, including the Coast Guard Commendation Medal and 
three Coast Guard Achievement Medals.
  Along with these individual awards, Kristina has trained hundreds of 
cadets in annual flight instruction as a senior company officer.
  I serve with Kristina in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and can truly say 
she is dedicated to her service and this great Nation. It is an honor 
to recognize Kristina for all she has done for the Coast Guard and this 
country, and I wish her a happy retirement.

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