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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 HIGHEST CIVILIAN DEFENSE MEDAL TO JAY BLOUNT OF GREENVILLE

HYDE-SMITH PRESENTS HIGHEST CIVILIAN DEFENSE MEDAL TO JAY BLOUNT OF GREENVILLE

Blount Only the Second Mississippian to Earn Prestigious Honor Based on his Sacrifices as a Civilian Contractor in Iraq

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PHOTO:  U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith presents Jay Blount of Greenville (center) with the Defense of Freedom medal, the highest Defense Department honor for a civilian.
(From left:  son and daughter-in-law Heath and Megan Blount; grandson Sutton Blount; daughter Jade Melton; Sutton; Hyde-Smith; LTC...

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

News Mississippi

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

By Steven Gagliano

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light...

Indianola Native Jay Blount to Receive Second Ever Civilian Purple Heart

Indianola Enterprise-Tocsin

Indianola Native Jay Blount to Receive Second Ever Civilian Purple Heart

By Mark H. Stowers

A war zone is a war zone.

Both soldiers and civilian contractors put their lives on the line everyday overseas in the fight for America’s freedoms.

For Indianola native Jay Blount,...

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon...

Green light for ‘Green Run’ at Stennis

Seacoast Echo

Green light for ‘Green Run’ at Stennis
 
Echo Staff 

ASA officials announced Thursday that Stennis Space Center will play a huge role in America's efforts to return to the Moon and, ultimately, send astronauts to Mars.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator...

Engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

Associated Press

Engine test for Space Launch System to be in Mississippi

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — NASA says it will conduct the "Green Run" rocket testing campaign for the new Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde...

HYDE-SMITH SAYS VOTE FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT SUPPORTS NATIONAL DEFENSE, AVOIDS U.S. TREASURY DEFAULT

HYDE-SMITH SAYS VOTE FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT SUPPORTS NATIONAL DEFENSE, AVOIDS U.S. TREASURY DEFAULT

Miss. Senator Troubled by Deficit Spending Linked to Pact Made with House Democratic Majority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said her vote for a two-year budget agreement was the responsible choice needed to continue the President’s agenda to rebuild the U.S. military, secure the border, and protect the full faith and credit of the United States.

“I spoke one-on...