January 12, 2022

Duckworth Speaks with Secretary of the Air Force about Ways to Modernize Aircraft and Better Support Servicemembers


[WASHINGTON, DC] – Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chair of the SASC Airland Subcommittee, spoke by phone with Frank Kendall, Secretary of the Air Force, about ways we can better support our servicemembers by modernizing aircraft and logistics infrastructure to ensure they have access to the best technology and tools.

“I was pleased to speak with Secretary Kendall about the importance of our National Guard and Reserve Forces to our military’s credibility and the need to ensure our Reserve Component servicemembers have the modern aircraft required to continue their good work. I’m also glad that the Secretary agreed with me that modernizing our strategic logistics infrastructure is critical to supporting our servicemembers, and I look forward to working with him in the future on these important issues.”

Duckworth was one of the first handful of Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring from military service in 2014 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She served on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) during her four years serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.