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Congressman Bishop to host summit for military families

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

On Wednesday, Sept. 2 Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) will host a Military Family Summit at the National Infantry Museum near Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

The purpose of the Military Family Summit is to connect military families with Members of Congress and their staff, officials from the Department of Defense, and personnel from numerous military family support organizations to discuss pressing issues impacting America’s service members and their families.

Military families will be able to participate in panels to discuss issues faced on a daily basis, such as family health, resiliency, spouse employment and education, military child education, transition assistance, retirement, benefits, and financial readiness for the future.

Additionally, resources specific to military families will be provided by attending support organizations.

The CMFC is a bipartisan congressional caucus that educates elected officials, congressional staffers, senior military leaders, and the public on a wide range of unique issues that affect military families. 

Currently, more than 80 Democrats and Republicans are members of the CMFC. 

Congressman Bishop also serves as co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC).

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