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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will hold the 2014 Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Wednesday, November 5 at 10 a.m.

During the annual ceremony, he will officially recognize the military service of veterans who have served the country from World War II through through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Jacksonville’s Week of Valor is a fitting time to honor all our veterans, including more than 60 servicemen and women from Northeast Florida communities who will receive the Fourth Congressional District Special Recognition Certificate at my annual ceremony,” said Crenshaw. “I thank each of our honorees for standing in the face of incredible danger and hardship and give them my deep appreciation. In all, let us never forget that our nation’s greatness is drawn from the blood and sacrifices of honorable and courageous men and women.”

• WHAT: Congressman Crenshaw’s 2014 Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony

• WHEN: Wednesday, November 5

• TIME: 10 a.m.

• WHERE: Officer’s Club at Naval Air Station Jacksonville

• SPECIAL NOTES: The event is NOT open to the general public. Media wishing to cover the event will gather at the NAS Jax Front Gate at 9:00 a.m. No late arrivals please. For further information, call the NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer Miriam Gallet at 904-542-5588.


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will provide the keynote address at the third annual First Coast Defense Expo on Thursday, November 6. The event, hosted by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority and the Florida Defense Contractors Association, will be held at the Jacksonville Jetport at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Northeast Florida has a great story to tell when it comes to the regional defense industrial base. These are the companies that equip our men and women in uniform, keep our military in top working order, and contribute millions of dollars to the economy,” said Crenshaw. “At the Jetport, engineering, research and development, construction, and manufacturing firms will be gathered under one roof to feature their products and work. It’s a great opportunity for the public to learn their role in keeping our nation strong. It’s a lot to be proud of, and I encourage folks to come on out.”

“I’ll be on hand to outline my work in Congress to support our national security and the companies so central to that mission and will participate in a Townhall Panel focusing on why we need to keep the defense industrial base strong,” Crenshaw continued. “These firms rank among the world’s best, and I thank the Florida Defense Contractors Association and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority for organizing another fabulous event.”

WHAT: Third Annual First Coast Defense Expo

WHEN: Thursday, November 6

TIME: Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Jacksonville Jetport at Cecil Airport, 13365 13365 Simpson Way, Jacksonville, Florida

CRENSHAW DETAILS: Crenshaw will provide keynote address at 2:30 p.m. and at 2:45 p.m. will participate in a Townhall Panel on the importance of keeping regional defense industrial base strong.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EVENT: Further information on the event, including the full schedule, can be obtained at


Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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