Senate Confirms New Air Force Secretary

National VFW - 5/18/2017

The Senate on Monday approved the nomination of former congresswoman Heather Wilson to become the new secretary of the Air Force. Wilson, who represented New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District from 1998 to 2009, was the first woman veteran to serve out a full term in Congress. She served seven years as an Air Force officer after being a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy’s Class of 1982. She is expected to be sworn into office soon.