CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 699 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 1, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (D-MO) on July 30, 2009.
H.Res. 699 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the exemplary service and sacrifice of the members of the 139th Airlift Wing and their families; and
• "Commends the members of the 139th AW and their families (and all of the other members of the Armed Forces who have served, or who are currently serving, in support of United States military contingency operations) for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States."
According to the resolution's findings, the 139th Airlift Wing (AW), Air National Guard has its roots in the formation of the 180th Bombardment Squadron (Light), which was one of the first federally recognized Air National Guard units in the United States.