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Watch JINSA's 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

JINSA's 34th Annual Awards Dinner took place on November 29, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. We presented the Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award to Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51).

The same evening, we also presented the 2016 Grateful Nation Award to six young warriors recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct and exceptional service. Read more about the 2016 Grateful Nation Award honorees.

Jump to the following clips from the awards dinner:

Opening Remarks - JINSA President & CEO
Vice Admiral John Bird, USN (Ret.)
Grateful Nation Award - Army and Marine Corps
"Scoop" Jackson Award - Rep. Kay Granger
David Steinmann, Chairman, JINSA Board of Advisors and Directors
Grateful Nation Award - Navy and Coast Guard
"Scoop" Jackson Award - Rep. Juan Vargas
Grateful Nation Award - Air Force and Special Operations Command


Opening Remarks and Welcome from JINSA President and CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky

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JINSA Advisor Vice Admiral John Bird

Speaking about JINSA, the Generals and Admirals Program, and the U.S.-Israel relationship

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Grateful Nation Award - Army and Marine Corps

Presentation of the 2016 Grateful Nation Award to Staff Sergeant Jared Gabriel, USA and Gunnery Sergeant Craig J. Wilcox, USMC.

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"Scoop Jackson Award - Congresswoman Kay Granger

Member, House Appropriations Committee; Chairwoman, State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; and Vice Chair, Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

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David Steinmann, Chairman, JINSA Board of Advisors and Directors

Tribute to JINSA's long-time advisors

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Grateful Nation Award - Navy and Coast Guard

Presentation of the 2016 Grateful Nation Award to Senior Chief Petty Officer Benny M. Flores, USN and Lieutenant Commander Jonathan I. Schafler, USCG.

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"Scoop" Jackson Award - Congressman Juan Vargas

Member, Committee on Financial Services including Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; and Member, Committee on House Administration

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Grateful Nation Award - Air Force & Special Operations Command

Presentation of the 2016 Grateful Nation Award to Senior Master Sergeant Michael G. Becker, USAF and Captain Randy S. Buckley, USAF - Representing U.S. Special Operations Command

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