216 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Congressman Jim Bridenstine is a Navy pilot and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and lives with his wife Michelle and their three children in Tulsa, OK.
Bridenstine graduated from Rice University with degrees in economics, business and psychology. After college, he joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying combat missions off the USS Abraham Lincoln in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, and Operation Shock and Awe in Iraq. Later, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet fighter at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN, where he flew “Red Air” and was also an instructor.
After leaving active duty, Bridenstine earned an MBA from Cornell University and returned to Tulsa to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Prior to his election, Rep. Bridenstine was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve where he flew the E-2C Hawkeye, a surveillance and operations command aircraft, in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs.
On Monday, Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and sacrifice in Afghanistan. On July 13, 2008, Pitts,
Today, a Federal Appeals Court ruled that ONLY exchanges set up by the states can provide subsidies under #Obamacare. Subsidies provided through
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he's ordering 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border. The surge of illegal entries
Defense Secretary Hagel has approved a request from HHS to extend and expand the Department of Defense’s commitment to house unaccompanied