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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for Congress Endorse Justin Bernier (CT-5)

Dear Patriots:

Justin Bernier, a Navy Intelligence officer and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for Congress (AIVC) endorsed candidate, is hosting a major fundraising event on Friday September 30th (see details below).   If you cannot attend but would like to support Justin’s campaign before the crucial September 30th fundraising deadline click here.

Justin Bernier  volunteered for military service after 9/11 and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer.  Bernier served at the Defense Intelligence Agency and, in 2007, was mobilized for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.  He was stationed on the ground in Kabul and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his service. After returning home from Afghanistan, Bernier was named Executive Director of the Office of Military Affairs by Governor M. Jodi Rell, and was unanimously confirmed by the state senate.  Under Bernier’s leadership of the Office of Military Affairs, the State of Connecticut reached a historic agreement with the U.S. Navy in order to improve Submarine Base New London and avoid a future shutdown.  Bernier also battled to pass legislation that would allow U.S. service members to vote electronically when deployed overseas. Bernier was Chairman of Connecticut's Military and Defense Advisory Council, an unpaid group of experts committed to helping the state's workers, veterans and military families.  He also served on the state's Council on Education for Children in Military Families. Bernier is currently a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve.  He remains active in the veteran community as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, an organization widely recognized for its charitable activities across Connecticut.

Bernier Event September 30th, 2011
Jim Campbell, Chairman, Greenwich Republican Town Committee
Senator L. Scott Frantz
Representative Fred Camillo
First Selectman Peter J. Tesei
Selectman David N. Theis
Fmr. First Selectman John B. Margenot, Jr.
Fmr. First Selectman Tom R. Ragland
Fmr. First Selectman James Lash
Fmr. Selectman Peter Crumbine
Greenwich RTC Chair Jim Campbell
Mr. Malcom Pray

Cordially invite you to a fundraiser in support of Justin Bernier, Republican Candidate for Congress in Connecticut’s Fifth District.

September 30th, 2011
6:00 – 8:00PM

Pray Automotive Museum
16 Bedford Banksville Road
Beford, New York

(The center is located diagonally across from the Lendl Tennis Center – Bedford Banksville Road is an extension of North Street just across the state line)

$100 Friend / $250 Donor / $500 Sponsor

Please RSVP to Megann O’Malley at (860) 949-0926, or megann@bernierforcongress.org.

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Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC (AIVC) is a federally registered political action committee supporting the congressional campaigns of conservative veterans. AIVC looks for veterans who are determined to become a voice for our troops, military families and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for. AIVC was founded in 2007 by Kieran Michael Lalor, a Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  
www.IraqVetsForCongress.com

This email is paid for and authorized by Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
AFGHANISTAN & IRAQ VETS FOR CONGRESS
105 Stony Brook Road
Fishkill, NY 12524
845.616.3509
www.IraqVetsforCongress.com


Sean P Eagan

Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
716 720-4000

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