Non-Partisan, Non-Profit Veterans And Military Families For Progress Endorses Jay Fawcett For Colorado’s 5th U.S. Congressional District

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The Veterans and Military Families for Progress organization (http://www.vmfp.org) – which is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, active-duty service members, and their families are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation and public policy initiatives – proudly and enthusiastically endorses Jay Fawcett in the November 7, 2006, vote in Colorado’s District 5 of the U.S. Congress.

The Veterans and Military Families for Progress organization (http://www.vmfp.org) – which is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and needs of veterans, active-duty service members, and their families are understood by the American public, endorsed by our elected officials, and protected by legislation, regulation and public policy initiatives – proudly and enthusiastically endorses Jay Fawcett in the November 7, 2006, vote in Colorado’s District 5 of the U.S. Congress.

“I am honored to be endorsed by my fellow Veterans and their families,” said Fawcett. “As a Congressman, one of my first acts will be to restore full funding for the Veteran’s Administration, and I will support the creation of a 21st Century G.I. Bill of Rights to give our veterans what they deserve for their brave service to our country.”

Fawcett’s service to our country cannot be questioned. He served in the U.S. Air Force and shares the values of our military forces. Fawcett’s strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, active serving members and their families is unsurpassed. His public support for mandatory full funding of the Veterans Administration and his declared determination to fight for Concurrent Receipt of Pension and Disability give veterans and their families hope that at long last a Congressman will vote in such a way as to keep faith with those who have served and sacrificed.

Mr. Fawcett’s decision to push for the passage of a 21st century GI Bill, and his deep understanding of the need for providing and guaranteeing full Health Coverage for National Guard and Reserve personnel, demonstrate that he is a candidate who has the character and courage to do what is right for the defenders of America’s freedom. We feel veterans, active duty, military families, and in fact, all people of Colorado will be well-served with Fawcett as their representative by ensuring America remains strong in national defense and in fighting terrorism.

About Jay Fawcett

Colorado Springs resident Jay Fawcett is a graduate, former professor, and a former headquarters’ squadron commander of the Air Force Academy. He was deployed in the first Gulf War serving in Desert Shield and the initial helicopter assault into Iraq during Desert Storm. Fawcett was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions. At Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, Jay served on the staff of the Deputy Commander for Operations of Air Combat Command. In 1998, after serving his country in combat and during the Cold War, Lt Col Fawcett retired from the Air Force and began working as a defense contractor including support of US Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base. He has been endorsed by several including the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the former Supreme Allied Commander; The Retired Enlisted Association Senior Citizens League, VETPAC. For more information on Jay and his campaign, visit http://www.fawcett4congress.com/

About Veterans and Military Families for Progress

Veterans and Military Families for Progress is a 501(c) (4) non-partisan, not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a 21st Century organization made up of members from across the country, and from across the breadth of rank and military services, who served, are serving, or are members of families of those who have heeded the call to serve their country in the U.S. military.

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