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President Donald Trump announced Monday that he intends to nominate former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force.
If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the job, according to a news release from the White House.
Wilson is currently the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She represented the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House from 1998-2009.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on NMPolitics.net.