Trump to nominate Heather Wilson as next Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force, according to a White House press release on Jan. 23.

  If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wilson would be the third woman to become Air Force secretary and succeed former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. She would also be the first Air Force Academy graduate to become secretary, according to the release. Wilson is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Rhodes Scholar and a former U.S. congresswoman who represented New Mexico from 1998 to . . .

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