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U.S. House members visit SOCOM
Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida and Rep. Scott Peters D-California, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Special Operations Command on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27-28, 2017 to learn more about USSOCOM, as well as programs that aid service members and their families.

By: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo & U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Reyes - 11/29/2017

The members also toured the newest SOFWERX facility to better understand USSOCOM’s acquisition processes. SOFWERX is an open collaboration facility that has successfully brought hundreds of non-traditional partners together to work on some of USSOCOM’s most challenging problems. SOFWERX serves as USSOCOM’s public facing intermediary to assist with collaboration, innovation, prototyping and exploration with industry, labs and academics.

Members of the Polish Ministry of Defense, including Radoslaw Peterman, director of the Department of Human Resources, lay a wreath at the Special Operations Memorial on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017. The memorial serves to honor special operations forces personnel from all branches of service who died in combat or during training. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)
Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, left and Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida, right meet with James Geurts, Special Operations Command acquisition executive, during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about USSOCOM’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)
Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives meets with James Geurts, Special Operations Command acquisition executive, during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about USSOCOM’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives meets with James Geurts, Special Operations Command acquisition chief, during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about USSOCOM’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

Rep. Scott Peters D-California, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives meets with James Geurts, Special Operations Command acquisition executive, during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about USSOCOM’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

From left, Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, Rep. Scott Peters D-California and Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida listen to a brief during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about Special Operations Command’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

From left, Rep. Scott Peters D-California, Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida and Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia listen to a brief during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about Special Operations Command’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

From left Rep. Scott Peters D-California, Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia and Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida listen to a brief during a visit to the newest SOFWERX facility in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 27, 2017. The members visited the facility to tour SOFWERX and learn more about Special Operations Command’s acquisition processes. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

From left, Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, Rep. Stephanie Murphy D-Florida and Rep. Scott Peters D-California take turns signing the Special Operations Command visitor’s book during a visit to USSOCOM headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 28, 2017. The members visited the headquarters to learn more about USSOCOM, as well as programs that aid service members and their families. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Reyes)

Rep. Bobby Scott D-Virginia, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, signs the Special Operations Command visitor’s book during a visit to USSOCOM headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 28, 2017. The members visited the headquarters to learn more about USSOCOM, as well as programs that aid service members and their families. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Reyes)

Rep. Scott Peters D-California, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives signs the Special Operations Command visitor’s book during a visit to USSOCOM headquarters on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 28, 2017. The members visited the headquarters to learn more about USSOCOM, as well as programs that aid service members and their families. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Reyes)

 

 

 

 

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