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Tuesday, 30th May, 2017
 
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US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as President Trump’s Air force secretary
May 09, 2017
By: Akinola Ifeoluwa
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Heather Wilson, a former Republican member of the House of Representatives, Monday as President Trump’s secretary of the Air Force.

The vote was 76-22 in favor of Wilson becoming the top civilian overseeing the Air Force. The 22 “no” votes all came from Democrats.

Wilson praised the stealth capability of Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet at her confirmation hearing in March, in remarks  that suggests the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons system would have an important advocate.

Wilson, 56, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and former Rhodes scholar, a president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology since 2013. She was also House member from New Mexico from 1998 to 2009 and had served on the National Security Council under President George HW Bush.

 
 
 

 
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