"Operation 10-in-10" was launched to elect 10 young
pro-victory veterans to Congress in 2010. Thanks to your
help, Vets for Freedom Political Action Committee helped
elect eight of them to the House of
Representatives on Tuesday, November 2, 2010--more than doubling
the number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans serving in the
With eight victories among ten races, VFF-PAC leads the
pack among veterans and military political action
committees. Check out our new Congressmen-elect below.
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Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West
|Gulf War? Check. Iraq War?
Check. Afghan War? Check. You name it, Lieutenant
Colonel West has the t-shirt...and the awards to prove it.
Lieutenant Colonel West was decorated for valor on the battlefield
as a Captain during Desert Storm, he led a battalion (that's about
600 Soldiers) in combat in Iraq, and then trained Afghan Army
officers in Afghanistan. In all places, Lieutenant Colonel West
always put his men first, and was willing to make the
Don't we need more Congressmen who can make tough calls in
Washington? Damn right we do, and Lieutenant Colonel West is the
man for the job. VFF-PAC stood with him, and he
won with 54% of the vote.
Visit Lieutenant Colonel West's site HERE.
Army Lieutenant Colonel Steve Stivers
|This Army veteran of 25 years was a Battalion
Commander who led over 400 soldiers in a combat zone. That should
make shepherding the 435 sheep...um, we mean House members...a
simple task. (For the record, the House is comprised of 80%
Lieutenant Colonel Stivers came thi....s close to winning this
Congressional seat in 2008, losing in a recount. VFF-PAC
supported him then, and did so again in 2010. This year,
Stivers came out on top, capturing 55% of the
Visit Lieutenant Colonel Stivers' site HERE.
Air Force Captain Adam Kinzinger
|The other nine members of VFF-PAC's
Operation 10-in-10 saw the war(s) from the ground; Captain
Kinzinger saw them from the sky--sending valuable intelligence to
ground troops in Iraq (2 tours) and flying air medical evacuations
in Afghanistan, a job that requires skill...and balls of steel.
Captain Kinzinger may look like Tom Cruise, but he's actually
earned the wings.
Captain Kinzinger calls Iraq and Afghanistan veterans "America's
warrior class," and he's right. He will be a stalwart for his
fellow veterans, not just when they come home--but also while their
on the battlefield. Captain Kinzinger won on November 2nd
with almost 58% of the vote.
Visit Captain Kinzinger's site HERE.
Army Colonel Joe Heck (Nevada-3)
|Colonel Heck is the man you never wanted to see in
Iraq, but when you did, he was a warfighter's best friend. This is
because Colonel Heck ran the emergncy and air-medical evacuation
division for the combat support hospital in Al Asad, Iraq. Al Asad
is the second largest base in Iraq, and recieved wounded Soldiers
and Marines from multiple hot spots on a daily basis. Think M-A-S-H
Colonel Heck commands a U.S. Army Hospital state-side, and now
commands the people's seat in Nevada-3. VFF-PAC fought
with everything we had for Colonel Heck, and he came through
winning a tight race (48%-47%) on Election
Visit Colonel Heck's site HERE.
|Navy Commander Andy
Commander Harris helped save and rehabilitate the severely
wounded during Operation Desert Storm. And with all that's
ailing Washington these days, VFF-PAC believes Congress
could really use this dedicated physician stat!
In addition to leading the John Hopkins' Naval Reserve Medical
Unit in the years since, Commander Harris has served in the
Maryland state senate, applying his oath to the Constitution and
defending liberty every step of the way. This Republican is
battled mightily in a very competitive race, and surged to
victory with 55% of the vote.
Visit Commander Harris' site HERE.
|Marine Corporal Michael Grimm (New
Corporal Grimm left college and enlisted at age nineteen,
earning a meritorious field promotion before returning home from
the first Gulf War. All Marine jokes aside, Corporal Grimm's
a leader of many talents, having also served as a deputy U.S.
Marshall and an FBI special agent.
Now a businessman with degrees in law and accounting, Corporal
Grimm, as with all VFF-PAC's Operation 10-in-10
candidates, embodies the new generation of
citizen-solider-legislators Washington needs to strengthen U.S.
national security policy and restore economic prosperity.
He won with 52% of his district's support.
Visit Corporal Grimm's site HERE.
Army Major Tim Griffin (Arkansas-2)
|Major Griffin--a Screamin' Eagle no less!--has served our
country in uniform for 13 years, one of which was spent in Iraq on
a Bridage Operational Law Team. He earned the Combat Action
Badge--which means this Army lawyer met the enemy in battle, not
just in the courtroom. He remains in the Army Reserves to this day.
Major Griffin won his Republican primary, and won with
over 57% of the vote on Election Night. VFF-PAC
was proud to send artillery, mortars, direct fire, and some
infantrymen down range on his behalf.
Visit Major Griffin's website HERE.
Army Colonel Chris Gibson (New
|7 tours, including 4 Iraq combat tours. 4 Bronze
Stars. 2 CIBs. 1 Purple Heart. Any way you stack it up, this
infantry Brigade Commander is a modern day GI Joe. Colonel Gibson's
battalion earned a Unit Valor Award in Iraq, during some of the
fiercest fighting of the war. And, oh by the way, Colonel Gibson is
a graduate of Cornell and Stanford, and taught at West Point. So
he's smarter than you...and us.
Colonel Gibson, who was the consensus Republican candidate,
faced an uphill battle in November. But he had seen that situation
before! VFF-PAC followed him as he charged up the hill in
New York, and he won 55% of the vote. He will
bring leadership, integrity, and some good ol' fashion wup-ass to
Visit Colonel Gibson's site HERE.
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