On Wednesday morning Gus visited the monthly Men's forum at Stratford Court of Palm Harbor, a Sunrise Senior Living Retirement Community.
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. National Weather Service forecasters expect a "near-normal'' hurricane season this year, with a 70 percent chance of nine to 14 named storms:
On Thursday, Gus attended the American Conservative Union 's award reception where he received the designation of 'ACU Conservative' for his steadfast commitment to our nation's constitution.
Throughout this great nation’s storied history, brave men and women have answered the call to defend our freedoms and way of life. Tragically, some have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in defense of our liberty, and their sacrifices serve as a constant reminder of the high cost of freedom and the hope for a safer, more peaceful world.
You may recall that last month Gus joined with Rep. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania to introduce the Military Personnel Income Tax Exclusion Act, which would exempt all active duty military personnel from paying federal income tax on his or her annual pay up to the first $16,800.
Gus, who is Co-Chair of the Military Veterans Caucus, today met with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen during the Caucus’s 111th Congress kick-off event. At the event, Admiral Mullen spoke about his experience with Wounded Warriors and engaged in Q&A with Members.
Gus had this to say after the event: