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The United States Army Corps of Engineers is doing an exceptional job of stepping up to the challenge of quickly building hospitals to care for COVID-19 patients across the country. We can all sleep a little better at night knowing they are leading this effort. Please join me in showing appreciation for everything our military service members are doing to help save lives. #GoArmy
Wishing everyone a wonderful day with family and friends.
Last week, members of the current Dog Tag cohort had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill to share their stories and learn about how Congress works.
They met with several Members of Congress and staff to talk about their experiences as transitioning veterans, military spouses, and caregivers.
A Dog Tag pop-up bakery was also featured at the Longworth Cafeteria.
Congratulations to the Dog Tag team on another successful Hill Day! And thank you to all of the lawmakers and staff who took the time to listen to their stories and learn more about the Dog Tag program.
Congratulations to Brigadier General Paula Lodi and Major General Maria Lodi Barrett for making U.S. Army history as the first pair of sisters to attain the rank of general.
Both women joined the military to pay for college and that is where they found their calling. They’ve each spent the last few decades actively seeking leadership opportunities as their careers progressed. Brig. Gen. Lodi is currently deputy chief of staff for operations in the Army’s Surgeon General’s office. Maj. Gen. Barrett commands the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
“The fact that we’re sisters, not brothers, I think it’s a huge illustration of how far we’ve come as a service,” said Lodi.
According to an article in the Army Times, “As of February 2018, there were 63 female admirals and generals in all five branches of the military including the Coast Guard…that’s more than double the number there were in the start of fiscal year 2000.”
This is a proud moment for the United States Army and our country. Thank you both for your service!