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Military Minute - June 20th

John McCain, an Army Secretary, & Woman Veteran of the Year

Military Minute - June 20th
The WAMilitary Minute gives you 4 of the latest and greatest stories from our military world every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's briefing includes an update on John McCain, the latest nominee for Army Secretary, the Woman Veteran of the Year Award, and a local job fair.

Gulf War vet to be nominated for Army Secretary

"President Trump will nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary later this week, sources confirmed on Wednesday. 

Esper, the current vice president of government relations at Raytheon, would bring a host of experience in the defense industry and in Washington politics to the post if confirmed. 

He is a former Army lieutenant colonel who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986. He served for more than a decade on active duty, including a combat tour in Iraq during the first Gulf War." 

McCain Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

"Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who fought in the Vietnam War and against tough political adversaries, is facing the fight of his life against cancer.

Doctors diagnosed the 80-year-old pro-defense stalwart after surgery to remove a blood clot near an eyebrow. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot, and scanning since reveals "the tissue of concern was completely resected," according to a statement from his office released Wednesday night."

RecruitMilitary Fair 

"RecruitMilitary Job Fair July 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center. This event targets transitioning service members, spouses, family members and veterans. Meet face to face with companies looking to hire for a multitude of different markets including: law enforcement, healthcare, finance, education, federal/contract positions, transportation, logistics and more. This event is free for those attending." To preregister, visit: 

Washington Woman Veteran of the Year Award

"The Washington Woman Veteran of the Year Award recognizes a woman veteran who has compiled a record of exemplary service as a veteran and an outstanding member of the community.

This award is open to all women veterans in Washington State.  Nominations may be submitted by any individual, organization or institution."

To nominate someone you know, follow this link: