"The Air Force Sergeants Association is an extremely respected association on Capitol Hill, so I'm very grateful and humbled to be honored with this award," Bilirakis said. "As a member of Congress, I feel strongly that one of my top duties is to work with the military and provide them with the resources and the benefits that they need and deserve. I strive to be a voice for the military and for veterans on Capitol Hill."
"There are many things that make our nation so great, but it is our strong and valiant military that is the backbone of this country," Bilirakis said. "The strength, courage, and dedication of the men and women in uniform keep us safe at home from threats abroad and allow us to remain a free and prosperous nation."