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There have been a lot of changes to the government leadership. Elaine Chao is the new Secretary of Transportation and John F. Kelly is the new Secretary of Homeland Security. Elaine Chao brings previous administration experience with her as the Secretary of Labor and as the Assistant Secretary of Transportation. John F. Kelly is a retired Marine Corps General.

The federal government is in the middle of a hiring freeze. The exemptions to the freeze are positions needed for national security and public safety and for military personnel.

 

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This Day in Aviation – February 20, 1966, Brigadier General James (Jimmy) M. Stewart, United States Air Force Reserve, flew the last combat mission of his military career. Jimmy Stewart was a successful Hollywood actor who enlisted as a private during WWII. He later earned a commission and eventually flew combat missions as a bomber pilot. [more]

 

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