(Jacksonville, FL) – Earlier this afternoon, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) received The L. Mendel Rivers Award, which was presented to him by the Air Force Sergeants Association. This honor is considered the Association’s “Legislator of the Year” award and is named after the late Congressman L. Mendel Rivers (D-SC), a former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Each year, the Air Force Sergeants Association recognizes a recipient who champions the cause of outstanding service to the Air Force Active Duty, Guard and Reserve.
Congressman Wilson stated, “I am very honored and humbled to have received this prestigious award. The United States Air Force will always play a vitally important role in protecting our national security by achieving peace through strength. Having served as member of the South Carolina Army National Guard for thirty-one years, I understand the importance of advocating for our devoted brave men and women serving in uniform and their families. As Chairman of the House Armed Subcommittee on Military Personnel, maintaining a strong national defense with committed and capable personnel will continue to remain one of my top priorities.”