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Congressman Bacon to Present Keynote at AJA's Conference and Jail Expo

OMAHA, Nebraska--AJA is pleased to announce U.S. Congressman Don Bacon as the Keynote Speaker at the 42nd AJA Conference and Jail Expo. During the Plenary Session, Congressman Bacon will speak about leadership, service, and achieving your goals.
During his career in the Air Force, Congressman Bacon specialized in electronic warfare, intelligence, and reconnaissance. His career highlights include two tours as a Wing Commander, one each at Ramstein Airbase in Germany and Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska; group command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona; squadron command in Arizona, and expeditionary squadron command in Iraq. In total, Congressman Bacon served 16 assignments, including four deployments across the globe, three of which were in the Middle East, and one assignment to Iraq from 2007 to 2008 during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Congressman Bacon’s military decorations include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, two Legion of Merits, five Meritorious Service Medals, and the Aerial Achievement Medal. Additionally, he was selected as Europe’s top Air Force Wing Commander for his time at Ramstein Airbase, as well as recognized as a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Navigator-Electronic Warfare School, and Officer Intelligence School.
Presently, Congressman Bacon serves on two committees within the House of Representatives: the House Armed Services Committee and the House Agricultural Committee.
Many thanks to Axon Corrections for sponsoring the Plenary Session at the AJA Conference and Jail Expo,
May 20 – 24, in Omaha, Nebraska. The Plenary Session takes place on Monday, May 22, from 8:30 – 10 am.
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Corrections Staff Hurricane Ian Relief Fund

The American Jail Association has established a fund, which can be used to help corrections officers
and staff who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.

Applications for the fund are now closed.  
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Attending the AJA Conference and Jail Expo provides you with the tools to better operate and support
both your facility and your professional development.

Sample Training Workshops at the 2023 Conference:
  • Changing the Culture in Corrections
  • Case Management Assessment and Considerations in Jails
  • How to Recruit Staff in Today's Environment: Our Journey
  • Making Cell Construction Work: A Case Study in Optimizing Corrections Construction
  •  “Knock It Off”…Resolving Conflict – The Coach in Corrections


AJA is now accepting applications for the 3rd Class of the
Jail Executive Institute! 

JEI is an all-inclusive, interactive, multi-day conference explicitly designed for jail supervisors and executive-level staff. JEI offers a wealth of knowledge, invaluable resources, and a network of professionals to confer with in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a great team!

The AJA Board of Directors and the Jail Manager Certification
Commission (JMCC) are seeking to fill a vacancy on the Commission. 
Join a great team and become involved!

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