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Ros-Lehtinen Statement on 50th Anniversary of Department of State Operations Center


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the following statement recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Department of State's Operations Center:

"Over the last 50 years, the Operations Center has been one of our nation's most critical and effective lifelines in connecting and working with the rest of the world. As the State Department's first responder to major events across the globe, ranging from natural disasters to political strife, the center provides non-stop operations that help manage international crises.

"I congratulate the Operations Center's success in furthering our national security efforts, and thank all the watch officers for their service and for organizing and providing crucial assistance during crisis situations."

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