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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com July 9, 2019 • Page 7 Supporting Our Troops And Strengthening The National Defense By Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) It is because of the sacrifices made by the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States that we remain the greatest country in the world. It’s important that our troops have all the tools and resources they need to successfully carry out their missions. That is why each year, we put aside political differences to pass a strong National Defense Authorization Act—or NDAA. The Senate recently voted to pass the NDAA, which included a number of provisions I offered to help our troops and strengthen South Dakota’s role in national defense. While I was with Jean as she received treatment for cancer during the final vote on the bill, we put in many months of work on numerous pieces of legislation that were ultimately included in the Senate-passed NDAA. Since I was sworn in to the Senate, I have served on the Senate Armed Services Committee. It’s an honor to be able to focus on legislation that not only improves our nation’s defense, but also makes life better for the men and women—and their families—who serve. The NDAA we passed this year continues the process of rebuilding our military, restoring our combat advantage and building a more efficient, effective force. We also passed provisions to support our all-volunteer force and their families. This includes providing them with the largest pay raise in a decade. The NDAA also corrects serious deficiencies in privatized military housing, so service members and their families can live in a safe, comfortable home. Earlier this year, we were excited to share the news that Ellsworth Air Force Base in Box Elder will be the first base to receive the nextgeneration stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. The NDAA we passed requires the Air Force to provide a briefing to Congress on the bomber force, including the legacy bombers, the acquisition of the B-21 and the integration of the B-21 to the bomber force. This will help us stay updated on the latest information regarding the future of Ellsworth, which is so important to our state. I particularly look forward to the Air Force’s plan to sustain the B-1B bomber force stationed at Ellsworth. Since 2017, I have served as chairman of the Armed Services Cybersecurity Subcommittee. Our subcommittee has spent a great deal of time working to protect Americans from a crippling cyber-attack in the newest warfare domain: cyberspace. In last year’s NDAA, we secured legislation that allows the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct more offensive cyber operations necessary to help keep Americans safe. In this year’s bill, we built upon those successes by including provisions that will greatly strengthen our ability to defend against cyber-attacks as well as conduct offensive and defensive cyber operations. This included a provision requiring the DOD to create a framework for the cybersecurity of the defense industrial base—particularly regarding defense contractors and subcontractors who are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Another provision requires DOD to develop readiness metrics for the cyber force and a requirement to give a quarterly readiness briefing, based upon these metrics, to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. South Dakotans may be interested in another provision that I was able to get included in the NDAA: we require DOD to establish a university consortia to advise and assist DOD on cybersecurity. The consortia will provide a single portal for DOD to access the expertise of universities designated as National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Centers of Academic Excellence. Dakota State University in Madison is one of these universities, and has been at the forefront of cyber-related research for years. The consortia will further strengthen the bond between schools like Dakota State University and the DOD, as well as help DOD solve complex cybersecurity problems and develop cybersecurity training. I thank Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.) for their leadership throughout this year’s NDAA debate. They listened to members from both sides of the aisle and identified legislation we could all agree upon for the good of our armed forces. I look forward to the House-Senate NDAA conference committee finishing its work as soon as possible so President Trump can continue the long tradition of signing a strong, bipartisan NDAA into law. Our troops make incredible sacrifices on behalf of our country, and Congress needs to provide them all the tools to do their job. NDAA 2020 helps fulfill that obligation. Ten South Dakota Students Nominated by Rounds to Begin Studies at U.S. Service Academies Deadline for Class of 2024 applications due Oct. 1, 2019 PIERRE—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that ten South Dakota students he nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy have been accepted to be members of the Class of 2023 at their respective academies. He also announced that his office is currently accepting nomination applications for the Class of 2024. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2019. The following students were nominated by Rounds and will join the 2019-2020 freshman class at their respective academies. U.S. Naval Academy Jack Elliott, Sioux Falls; Kyras Fort, Box Elder; Gavin West, Piedmont; Marita Schmitz, Rapid City. U.S. Military Academy Bryn Ellwein, Sioux Falls; Henry Jensen, Dakota Dunes. U.S. Air Force Academy Haley Deome, Ramstein Air Base; Aiden Diedrich, Sioux Falls; Sierra Hillard, Whitewood; Connor Hoback, Harrisburg. Each year, Sen. Rounds is able to nominate South Dakota students to the U.S. service academies. Each academy then gives full and fair consideration to these nominations when selecting applicants. Questions about the academy nomination application process can be directed to our Sioux Falls office by calling (605) 336-0486 or by emailing Academy_Nominations@rounds.senate. gov. MV Shopper CLASSIFIEDS M I S SOU R I VALLEY IN PRINT & ONLINE To place your ad call... 605.665.5884 Mike And Jean Thank South Dakotans For Overwhelming Support FORT PIERRE — U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and his wife, Jean, today provided the following update regarding Jean’s cancer treatment: “As other families who have experienced a cancer diagnosis know, this has been a difficult and trying time for Jean and our family. Throughout it, we’ve been lifted by the overwhelming support and prayers from so many. Your support has been a true source of strength during Jean’s treatment.” “We’re pleased to report that Jean’s highly-qualified team of doctors at The Mayo Clinic has put together a plan designed to reduce the tumor using a curative approach. Jean just completed her first round of chemotherapy and has responded well to the treatment so far. We are now back in Fort Pierre so Jean can recover at home. We’re excited to be back in time to celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family.” “Thank you, again, for your continued support as we battle Jean’s cancer as a family. We thank God every day to live in South Dakota and to be surrounded by incredible friends and family who continue to stand by us. Please keep the prayers coming!” Last week, Jean underwent three days of chemotherapy treatment at The Mayo Clinic following the discovery of a malignant high-grade, aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve. Jean will spend the next two weeks recovering at home before they return to The Mayo Clinic for a second round of chemotherapy treatment in mid-July. 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