VFAF is announcing the endorsement of Lt. Col. John Glen Weaver for Nebraska Senate. Lt.Col. Weaver is an America First Retired USAF Combat Veteran running against an establishment appointed (not elected) incumbent.
“The Incumbent Pete Ricketts , is of the Rickets Family who owns the Cubs, and have spent high dollars against Trump for president (As per Twitter feed of Donald Trump). John Glen Weaver has endorsed and supports 45 and will work with him to implement the America First agenda in the US Senate. ” said Stan Fitzgerald
John Glen Weaver has built a life centered around service. A Midwesterner raised on a grain and livestock farm, at an early age he learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and personal responsibility. He turned his strong Christian values, deep love for America, and passion for helping others into a career of distinguished service.
Raised a born-again Christian and homeschooled on a farmstead he still owns today, John Glen learned the value of hard work and the importance of our God-given freedoms. He worked his way through college and graduated from the University of Wyoming with Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Russian Linguistics in 1999. He later earned two Master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Air University.
Wanting to serve his country, chart new horizons, experience flight, and earn his silver wings, John Glen joined the Air Force in 1999 and served for 22.5 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Beyond flying multimillion-dollar airplanes, he also served in intelligence, strategic nuclear command and control, reconnaissance, and maintenance officer career fields. Altogether, he had 6 assignments all over the US and he deployed 11 times around the world: including multiple stints in combat to Iraq and Afghanistan flying combat missions over both. Most notably he was awarded an Air Medal for heroism for flying combat missions on the Offutt-based RC-135 over Iraq during the “shock and awe” campaign of March 2003.
For his courageous leadership in combat and for breaking horizons, John Glen won multiple awards during his time in the Air Force including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, The Joint Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Medals, and two aerial achievement medals. While working on the joint staff in the pentagon he was recognized as the best staff officer by General Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs. He was a top graduate of the Air Force Maintenance officer school and Air Command and Staff College. In the Air Force, John Glen’s courageous and bold, and combat-tested leadership consistently ranked him #1 or in the top 1% of his peers.
For the last several years his mission has been to provide bold leadership and piloting skills to University of Nebraska Aviation students. He teaches flight lessons and piloting at the collegiate level. He has made mission focused safe pilots that are commercial pilots leading in the aviation world today. He leads and trains pilots that go on to fight, fly, and win.
Lt Col Weaver may have retired the uniform, but his oath to this country hasn’t ended. He wasn’t ready to stop serving his country. His tactical mission now is to keep fighting for this country as a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska as a strong defender of the Constitution, conservative values, and national security. He is beholden to no one except the people of Nebraska – the second house. His mission is to defend Nebraska, defend America, and defend YOU!