Photo of silhouette of American Soldiers with the American Flag and the sun behind them

Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to abide by the constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense” of the United States, including the necessary need to rebuild America’s military and readiness.

Senator Hyde-Smith is proud of Mississippi’s enduring support of the Armed Forces.  She is committed to strengthening the state’s significant contributions to national defense, including Air Force bases and Navy installations, the Army National Guard’s primary mobilization installation, a premiere Special Operations training center, a leading Air Force aeromedical evacuation unit, numerous National Guard installations, and Department of Defense supercomputer capabilities.

Senator Hyde-Smith is also grateful for the work of defense industry employees in Mississippi to produce the best equipment and services for the men and women who protect our nation.


HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL TO RETIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN

HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL TO RETIRED AIR FORCE VETERAN

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PHOTO:  (left to right) LTC Deidre D. Smith, Mississippi National Guard; Air Force SMSgt Gary L. Benton (Ret) and his wife Melanie; and Senator Hyde-Smith.

JACKSON, Miss. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today presented Pearl resident Gary L. Benton, Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Retired) with a Vietnam Service Medal.  Benton earned the honor in recognition of his service during military operations...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MISSISSIPPI JUDICIAL PICKS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MISSISSIPPI JUDICIAL PICKS

Senate Committee Considers Nominations of Kristi Johnson & Taylor McNeel to Serve on the Southern District of Mississippi

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VIDEO:  Wicker & Hyde-Smith Introduce Mississippi Judicial Nominees.
Hyde-Smith Video Statement and Photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today offered strong recommendations for the confirmation of Kristi H. Johnson of Brandon and...

Gold Star Families now have a week to call their own

Connecting Vets Radio

Gold Star Families now have a week to call their own

By Julia LeDoux

The Senate has approved a resolution designating Sept. 20-26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” to honor the families of fallen service members.

Introduced by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., Gold...

HYDE-SMITH STRESSES VIGILANCE ON EVOLVING ENERGY CYBERSECURITY THREATS

HYDE-SMITH STRESSES VIGILANCE ON EVOLVING ENERGY CYBERSECURITY THREATS

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PHOTO:  Prior to hearing, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith greets Alexander Gates of the DOE Office of Policy for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today stressed the need for stronger and continued cooperation among government agencies and industry to ensure the security of the American energy sector, which is under consistent cyberattack from nation...

SENATE APPROVES GOLD STAR FAMILIES WEEK RESOLUTION AUTHORED BY HYDE-SMITH

SENATE APPROVES GOLD STAR FAMILIES WEEK RESOLUTION AUTHORED BY HYDE-SMITH

Sept. 20-26 Designated to Honor Families in Lead Up to Gold Star Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate late Thursday approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) that establishes Sept. 20-26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Gold Star Families Remembrance Week is a designated national period to honor the...

HYDE-SMITH:  DEFENSE POLICY ACT CLEARS SENATE, PROVIDES FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE & INCLUDES PROVISIONS IMPORTANT TO MISS.

HYDE-SMITH:  DEFENSE POLICY ACT CLEARS SENATE, PROVIDES FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE & INCLUDES PROVISIONS IMPORTANT TO MISS.

Senator Votes for Bill that Includes Hyde-Smith Amendments on Gold Star Families, Thad Cochran Tribute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a national defense policy measure authorizing resources and policies to maintain and expand U.S. military advantages.

The measure...

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $22 MILLION TO SUPPORT PASCAGOULA FOUNDRY

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $22 MILLION TO SUPPORT PASCAGOULA FOUNDRY

Dept. of Defense Invests in Maintaining the Only Privately-Owned Foundry in the Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced a $22 million federal investment to maintain the Rolls-Royce Naval Foundry and Machining Center in Pascagoula.

The Defense Department funding agreement with Rolls-Royce is intended to maintain and expand the foundry, which produces propellers and main propulsion systems for...

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

New York Times

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

By Allyson Waller

For 32 years, a NASA rocket testing center in southern Mississippi has carried the name of John C. Stennis, a former United States senator who was a champion of racial segregation for most of his time in...

Sen. Hyde-Smith gives 2020 Independence Day message

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Sen. Hyde-Smith gives 2020 Independence Day message
 
By Renaldo Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) - U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith released a message Friday to recognize Independence Day, mentioning the challenges facing the nation and the American will to make things better for the...