Don Bacon

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

2022-01-19 19:02:42

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

2021-12-09 20:30:24

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

2021-12-06 20:10:08

Rep. Don Bacon's Safe Holiday Shopping Resources

2021-11-22 21:31:50

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

2021-11-17 16:01:01

Rep. Don Bacon: Afghanistan Update 11/4/2021

2021-11-05 19:30:23

Rep. Don Bacon Speaks Out in Support of Parents' Rights

2021-11-05 19:29:14

Rep. Don Bacon: Savanna's Act Special Order Floor Speech 2019

2021-11-01 20:59:28

Rep. Don Bacon Speaks In Support of Aging Foster Youth

2021-10-28 14:52:26

Rep. Don Bacon Recognizes Boy Scout Troop 60 of Papillion, Nebraska

2021-10-26 19:14:10

Rep. Don Bacon Recognizes Tzedek Association

2021-10-26 19:01:41

Rep. Don Bacon: Angels in Adoption Nominee 2021

2021-10-13 14:13:45

Don Bacon: Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

2021-10-06 16:45:33

Rep. Don Bacon "Mad as Hell," Questions DoD Leadership at HASC Hearing on Afghanistan

2021-10-01 15:14:16

Rep. Don Bacon Opposes Garamendi's Amendment to Strip ICBMs

2021-09-23 17:02:07

Rep. Don Bacon: Speaks in Support of National Defense Authorization Act of 2021

2021-09-23 16:55:47

Rep. Don Bacon: CPSAN Phone Interview on Afghanistan, 8/27

2021-08-27 18:43:29

Rep. Don Bacon to CSPAN: "Biden overruled the military and intelligence advisors in the White House"

2021-08-25 16:52:56

Rep. Don Bacon on Afghanistan: "We're committed to leaving no one behind."

2021-08-24 01:29:49

Rep. Don Bacon to Newsmax: Biden Fled Afghanistan to Meet a Campaign Promise

2021-08-24 01:24:29

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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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