LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGS10th CongressionalAfghanistanCongresswoman Val DemingsIraq Previous articleGood Catch: Stopping Strokes Before They OccurNext articleOn Peace Officers Memorial Day, we honor the responders of last resort Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Joins bipartisan group in her first trip to Afghanistan and IraqCongresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen that visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this past week. The purpose of the trip was to conduct oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of women in the United States Armed Forces and local women.“This was my first trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, and it was such an honor to meet with our female troops and commanders, and see firsthand the difference they are making in Afghanistan and Iraq all while protecting our homeland,” said Congresswoman Val Demings.Congresswoman Demings was able to deliver Mother’s Day cards to female service members that were made by students from Congressional District 10.“We just wanted to show them how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make to serve us, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.”During the mission, the Congresswomen met with US female service members, toured local businesses, participated in roundtables with Afghan Female Police and Soldiers, met with Iraqi women leaders, and humanitarian leaders.“I’m encouraged by the work being done through USAID to enhance and further the lives of women in Afghanistan and Iraq. We must continue to invest in these important programs, that help to enrich the lives of families and give them hope for the future.”Congresswoman Demings joined Congresswoman Martha Roby, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen, and Congresswomen Susan Brooks, as well as members of the House Armed Services Committee. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.