06/07/2006

Congressman Silvestre Reyes Joins Honorary Advisory Committee



Congressman Silvestre Reyes has joined the Army Scholarship Foundation as a member of the Foundation's Honorary Advisory Committee. Congressman Reyes represents the 16th Congressional District in Texas, which includes the city of El Paso the surrounding communities. His district includes Fort Bliss, and covers the westernmost part of the State of Texas along the Rio Grande River adjacent to the US-Mexican border.

Congressman Reyes was drafted into the United States Army out of high school in Canutillo, Texas and served as a helicopter crewman in Viet Nam. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Veterans Affairs Committee.

As an Army veteran and a Congressman who represents a large military community including both active duty and former service members and their families, Congressman Reyes is most familiar with the challenges faced by the families of our soldiers and their families and the families of veterans. Largely as a result of their sacrifices made in serving their country, military families are often ill prepared for the high costs of higher education for their family members. As a member of the Honorary Advisory Committee of the Army Scholarship Foundation, Congressman Reyes will provide advice and counsel to the volunteers of the Foundation as they assist deserving Army family students in the pursuit of their educational dreams.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to spouses of enlisted US Army solders and to deserving sons and daughters of soldiers and Army veterans. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax free donations may be sent to The Army Scholarship Foundation, 6412 Brandon Avenue, Suite 201, Springfield, Virginia 22150. To learn more about the Army Scholarship Foundation or to make a tax free donation, please visit www.ArmyScholarshipFoundation.org.