Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF — It’s a time for ritual, renewing family bonds, reminiscing and eating too many sweet potatoes. But if you’re one of nearly 340,000 active duty U.S. Navy personnel deployed on 81 ships and submarines around the world this Thanksgiving, it’s about this: sailors looking after sailors. “We’re a warship, 24-7, but every Thanksgiving I’ve had at sea is special,”… Read More

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is requesting $4.5 billion in funds for the European Deterrence Initiative, the second straight year that the department has cut its request for the program. The EDI is a special part of the department’s Overseas Contingency Operations funding, focused on reassuring allies in Europe and deterring Russian aggression on the continent. The Pentagon requested $4.8 billion for EDI in FY18, a request which grew to $6.5 billion in… Read More

File photo of a U.S. Navy cable-controlled undersea recovery vehicle (CURV-21). (U.S. Navy/Lt. Alex Cornell du Houx) PACIFIC OCEAN – A U.S. Navy salvage team aboard a contracted vessel completed its mission supporting search and recovery operations with the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) after locating debris from the downed Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A off the coast of Japan, May 8. Working closely with JSDF forces, the salvage team deployed a U.S…. Read More

CounterPoint, A weekly public affairs radio program — Interview with Alex Cornell du Houx, president of Elected Officials to Protect America and former Maine state legislator and Vice Mayor of Culver City, California, Meghan Sahli-Wells, who serves as co-chair of Elected Officials to Protect California and is also on the steering committee of Elected Officials to Protect America, conducted by Scott Harris Alex Cornell du Houx and Meghan Sahli-Wells will discuss their… Read More

Check out my interview with Canadian Public Radio if you want to practice your French speaking skills 🙂

Tara Copp and Kyle Rempfer The top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Thursday they would respect a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban in honor of Eid. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan fasting and a ceasefire was called for by Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani. “We will adhere to the wishes of Afghanistan for the country to enjoy a peaceful end to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and support… Read More

By Mary Jordan Feb. 8, 2018 at 12:28 a.m. GMT+9 Alex Cornell du Houx, center, has Joe Tate of Detroit, right, participate in an exercise during a session he was leading at the Veterans Campaign Political Leadership Workshop. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) In Amy McGrath’s pitch to voters in Kentucky, she wears a bomber jacket and stands next to an F/A-18, the fighter jet she flew as a Marine to drop bombs… Read More

What can we learn for this presidential election to help protect the issues and values we care about? Climate change, women’s rights, economic equality, health care, and many more are likely to become headlines under the new administration. A campaign can’t take their base for granted and needs to inspire and motivate people through a clear vision that encompasses their values. Momentum builds. When you motivate a base, others don’t want to… Read More

As a deal on climate change in Paris approaches, it is important to remember that this is only the first major step – we now need to successfully implement any agreement. This is why I am working with a number of current and former elected officials to help ensure the U.S. continues to prosper from clean energy and reduce carbon pollution.

Alex Cornell du Houx was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2008, representing District 66, Brunswick for two terms. He served on the Veterans’ and Legal Affairs Committee and the Energy, Technology and Utilities Committees. He was chair of the Veterans Caucus and served on the task force to combat veteran’s homelessness. Cornell du Houx served as vice-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Agriculture and Energy Committee and served… Read More