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Press Release

May 13, 2014

Congresswoman Susan Davis Celebrates Mother's Day with Troops in Afghanistan

MASAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan – U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) and a bipartisan group of Congresswomen celebrated Mother’s Day with the troops in Afghanistan.

Rep. Davis, Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, led the delegation trip with U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL). Joining Davis and Roby were Reps. Niki Tsongas (D-MA), Renee Ellmers (R-NC), and Cheri Bustos (D-IL).

The Congresswomen hosted female service members for a Mother's Day luncheon where they discussed the challenges facing mothers deployed in service to their country. 

The delegation also delivered Mother's Day cards to female service members stationed at the post. The cards were handmade by elementary students from the Congresswomen's districts.

This marks Davis’s ninth trip to Afghanistan. Davis initiated the first Mother’s Day trip in 2009 and has returned every year since.

Photos were taken with troops from the International Security Assistance Force Northern Regional Command at Camp Marmel in Masar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. More photos are available here:



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