HONORING THE 193RD SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING OF MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 138
(Extensions of Remarks - August 23, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 HONORING THE 193RD SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING OF MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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                            HON. SCOTT PERRY

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, August 23, 2019

  Mr. PERRY. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate the 
outstanding men and women of the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the 
Pennsylvania Air National Guard for earning the Wing's 18th Air Force 
Outstanding Unit Award. This highly prestigious award recognizes the 
Wing's exceptionally meritorious service from October 1, 2015 through 
September 30, 2017.
  During this period, 772 Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing 
deployed in support of contingency operations overseas, advancing our 
military's effectiveness on the battlefield while protecting our Nation 
and our American way of life.
  During the same period, the Wing also distinguished itself through 
its domestic operations. The unit is at the cutting edge in its 
disaster relief capabilities. After Hurricane Harvey and again after 
Hurricane Maria, the unit performed vital life-sustaining activities, 
working around the clock to deliver personnel and critical cargo to the 
affected areas and to restore communications to advance disaster relief 
efforts.
  The Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing consistently 
demonstrate their excellence in their training and their operations 
across the country and around the word. Pennsylvania's Tenth 
Congressional District is honored to be the home of such a 
distinguished unit. I commend them for earning this Air Force 
Outstanding Unit Award, and I extend my heartfelt thanks to them for 
their hard work, dedication and steadfast service to the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania and to the United States.

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