Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address
By Capt. Maryjane Porter, 412th TEC Public AffairsJanuary 23, 2012
Miami Soldier to Attend State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) is taking one of her constituents, 2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, to watch President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
Ramos graduated last May from the University of Miami, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. She is assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company, under the 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command.
In February, Ramos will be deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Her platoon will be responsible for vehicle recovery and maintenance, as well as partnering with the Afghan National Army to assist in combat and construction mission training.
While visiting Washington D.C., she will tour the White House and Capitol buildings before attending the State of the Union address later in the evening.
"Our brave women and men in uniform proudly perform one of the toughest jobs in America -- protecting our freedom, while often risking their own lives in the process," said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. "I'm so pleased Lieutenant Ramos will be coming to Washington, D.C. to watch the State of the Union address. She is an inspiring example of the importance of public service to our country. I applaud her for all her hard work and know that she will make the United States proud as she serves overseas."