Chris Carney will again spend his summer vacation blowing up things in Afghanistan by remote control. The Iraq war is winding down and hopefully we can start bringing our people home from Afghanistan in 2011 as promised by the President.
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Chris Carney (PA-10) reported today for active duty at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, where he will serve through Aug. 8. One of only four Members of the U.S. House of Representatives currently serving in uniform, Congressman Carney joined the Navy Reserve in 1995. He was promoted to the rank of Commander in 2008.
“Congressman Carney is proud to serve our country in uniform in the Navy Reserve,” said Josh Drobnyk, Congressman Carney’s communications director. “The congressman’s service requires that he report for multiple weeks of Reserve duty every year, a commitment he takes very seriously.”
A former intelligence analyst, Congressman Carney is the only Navy officer and only Member of Congress who serves as a Combat Mission Commander for Predator and Reaper Missions in Afghanistan. He will be involved with the Predator Missions in Afghanistan while on active duty. He was activated for Operations Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle, and Enduring Freedom.
While in uniform, Congressman Carney and his staff will not be able to comment on political matters. All of Congressman Carney's offices in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC will remain open to assist constituents.
Carney always lives up to his military obligations unlike some others.
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