Don Bacon

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Rep. Don Bacon: 10 Years of DACA

2022-06-09 21:25:38

Rep. Don Bacon Talks Inflation, Proposes to Limit Excessive Federal Spending

2022-05-24 16:14:37

Rep. Don Bacon: A Day in the Life

2022-05-19 14:44:26

Rep. Don Bacon's DHS Cyber Security Bill Passes the House

2022-05-18 15:18:34

Rep. Don Bacon: Organ Donation Information and Resources

2022-05-11 15:36:03

Rep. Don Bacon: Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Hearing

2022-04-28 22:26:19

Rep. Don Bacon: HASC Hearing 4.27.2022 on the Department of the Air Force FY 2023 Budget Request

2022-04-27 19:41:34

Rep. Don Bacon: "This is what the Biden Administration does NOT want you to remember..."

2022-04-01 17:24:02

Rep. Don Bacon Speaks at HASC Hearing on Counter Weapons and Mass Destruction

2022-04-01 17:21:46

Rep. Don Bacon: "This Is Who I Am"

2022-03-30 18:44:06

Rep. Don Bacon Discusses Ukraine on CNN's New Day with Boris Sanchez

2022-03-28 22:11:26

Rep. Don Bacon: Speaks Out on TBI Research for TBI Day

2022-03-18 18:12:59

Rep. Don Bacon Honors NE-02 Women's History Month Honoree

2022-03-18 18:12:25

Rep. Don Bacon Votes for the Postal Service Reform Act

2022-02-09 16:18:28

Rep. Don Bacon Honors Black History Month Honoree Willie Barney

2022-02-02 21:58:47

Rep. Bacon Supports Bill to Award the Congressional Gold Medal Survivors of the Iran Hostage Crisis

2022-01-19 19:05:24

Rep. Don Bacon Congratulates NE02's Congressional App Challenge Winners

2021-12-09 20:31:19

Rep. Don Bacon Congratulates NE02's First Place Winner for the Congressional Art Competition

2021-12-06 20:11:01

Rep. Don Bacon's Safe Holiday Shopping Resources

2021-11-22 21:38:41

Rep. Don Bacon Speaks Out Against the Build Back Better Act

2021-11-17 16:05:48

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Growing up and working on a farm in Illinois, Congressman Don Bacon learned first-hand how the value of hard work and commitment contributes to the success of a small business. He moved from the family farm to attend Northern Illinois University, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Political Science in 1984, the same year he married Angie, the love of his life. They have three sons, one daughter, and five grandchildren. One year later, he began his military career by joining the U.S. Air Force and serving nearly 30 years, ultimately retiring as a Brigadier General.

During his career in the Air Force, Congressman Bacon specialized in electronic warfare, intelligence, reconnaissance, and public affairs. His career highlights include two tours as a Wing Commander, at Ramstein Airbase in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska; group command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona; squadron command in Arizona, and expeditionary squadron command in Iraq.  In total, Congressman Bacon served 16 assignments including four deployments across the globe, three of which were in the Middle East, and one assignment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Congressman Bacon’s military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, five Meritorious Service Medals, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. Additionally, he was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Navigator-Electronic Warfare School, and Officer Intelligence School. Further, Congressman Bacon has earned two Masters Degrees, from the University of Phoenix in Arizona and the National War College in Washington D.C.

Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 2014, Congressman Bacon served as the military advisor to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01), where he specialized in military affairs focusing on Offutt Air Force Base and the Nebraska National Guard. He also was an Assistant Professor at Bellevue University where he taught Undergraduate Leadership along with American Vision and Values (The Kirkpatrick Signature Series), until his 2016 election to Congress, representing Nebraska’s Second Congressional District.

Presently, Congressman Bacon serves on two committees within the House of Representatives:  the House Armed Services Committee, and the House Agricultural Committee.

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