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Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Kathleen Hicks as Deputy Secretary of Defense:

“We congratulate Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, the first woman confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Defense. Her extensive national security experience and strategic vision will serve both the Department of Defense, and the nation, well. As the aerospace and defense industry continues to provide our military personnel with superior systems and capabilities, we look forward to working with Deputy Secretary Hicks to support our armed forces and strengthen America’s security.”

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