Announcement of veteran candidate for Congress becomes viral


Mr.J. Hegar, a former search and rescue pilot of the Air Force and Democratic congressional candidate in Texas, shares his story in a political advertisement that has become viral.



26 thoughts on “Announcement of veteran candidate for Congress becomes viral”

  1. I like her tattoos. (I know that's exactly why the ad developers decided to show her in a short sleeved tee- they allude to an appearance that she's a real, down to earth person ready to serve other real PEOPLE. Good job.)

  2. The USA means so much to the world, whether you agree with the policies always or not. We (non Americans ) grow up with imagery that is so emotive. It has always represented freedom, hard work, and passion. Having been to the USA before trump, I loved the energy and sincerity. The feeling that anything is possible if you are honest and give it your all really had an impact on me and alot of my friends. It hurts me so much to see that destroyed, I think it hurts alot of around the world. I hope that things change and people channel the compassion that I know so many people have.

  3. She never ceases to amaze me. I had the pleasure of watching this remarkable woman grow up from a determined head strong little girl, to an amazing woman and remarkable pilot. She is now a wonderful mom, wife and determined candidate for the state and district she loves! Get out and vote Texas!!!

  4. Military career [wiki]

    Mary Jennings (MJ) Hegar was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force through ROTC at The University of Texas in 1999. She served on active duty as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer at Misawa Air Force Base, Japan, and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, where she worked on the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Her maintenance career culminated in responsibility for 75% of all B-2 maintenance as a Captain and selection as the Company Grade Officer of the Year for 2003. In 2004, she was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard. Upon completion of her training at the top of her class, she served three tours in Afghanistan, flying Combat Search and Rescue as well as Medevac missions.[3][4]

    During her time in the Air Guard, in addition to the deployments to Afghanistan, Hegar flew marijuana eradication missions, wildfire suppression with buckets of water on cargo slings, evacuated survivors from hurricane-devastated cities, and rescued many civilians on civil search and rescue missions in California and at sea. On her third tour to Afghanistan on July 29, 2009, she was shot down on a Medevac mission and sustained wounds, resulting in her being awarded the Purple Heart. Her actions on this mission earned her the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. In 2012, Hegar filed suit against the U.S. Secretary of Defense asserting that the Combat Exclusion Policy was unconstitutional. The policy was repealed in 2013.[3][4]

  5. I would vote for her and she deserves to win. Vote for this great vet MJ Hegar and get that asshole Republican who never did anything to begin with. Vote this November 2018 all Democrats!!!

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