Don Bacon

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Rep. Don Bacon: NEWSMAX Interview with Joseph Pinion 6/19/21

2021-06-21 17:51:41

Don Bacon: Retirement of the Open Skies Planes

2021-06-04 20:33:42

Retirement of the Open Skies planes.

2021-06-04 20:05:25

Rep. Don Bacon: Subcommittee Hearing on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations

2021-05-27 18:51:58

Rep. Don Bacon: Speaks on Afghanistan Withdrawal

2021-05-21 15:41:02

Rep. Don Bacon: Back the Blue Act

2021-05-13 14:23:40

Rep. Don Bacon: Director Don Burman Retirement Floor Speech

2021-05-12 17:36:41

Rep. Don Bacon: Homer's Music 50th Anniversary, Small Business Month

2021-05-03 18:22:16

Rep. Don Bacon: 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners and Honorable Mentions

2021-04-29 17:00:44

Rep. Don Bacon: 2021 Congressional Art Competition, Virtual Art Gallery

2021-04-29 16:53:40

Rep. Don Bacon: Floor Speech on 40th Anniversary of RC-135S Crash in Alaska

2021-04-15 19:13:13

Rep. Don Bacon Explains Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

2021-03-18 16:34:46

Don Bacon: Women's History Museum

2021-03-16 16:06:28

Rep. Don Bacon: Women's History Month Floor Speech 2021

2021-03-10 18:19:46

Rep. Don Bacon Honors Late Omaha Tuskegee Airman Robert Holts

2021-03-10 18:17:41

Rep. Don Bacon: Black History Month Floor Speech 2021

2021-02-09 16:08:04

Rep. Don Bacon: Paul Kratz Retirement Floor Speech

2020-12-18 17:42:15

Rep. Don Bacon: Steve Nelson Retirement Floor Speech

2020-12-17 21:38:06

Rep. Don Bacon: National Bible Week Floor Speech 2020

2020-12-11 14:33:27

Rep. Don Bacon: Lieutenant Gen. Robert C. Hinson Floor Speech

2020-12-11 13:52:54

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1024 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4155

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Armed Services

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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