August Pfluger

A former US Airforce fighter pilot, advisor to President Trump, and father of 3. Colonel Pfluger served in active duty for 20 years flying F-22 fighter jets. He is also a former Eagle Scout with a background in aeronautical science.

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AugustPfluger

41, Texas — 11, R

Who are they?

A former US Airforce fighter pilot, advisor to President Trump, and father of 3. Colonel Pfluger served in active duty for 20 years flying F-22 fighter jets. He is also a former Eagle Scout with a background in aeronautical science.

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August has a long-family history in Texas as well as military service which inspired him to attend the United States Air Force Academy and then continue his education in military operations. He is a decorated combat veteran of the Air Force with over 300 hours of direct action against radical jihadists in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Before being elected to Congress, he worked at NATO and the Pentagon, and served on President Trumps’ National Security Council.

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