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  • Latest News: Denis Johnson Awarded Prize for American Fiction

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that Denis Johnson, author of the critically acclaimed collection of short stories “Jesus’ Son” and the novel “Tree of Smoke,” will posthumously receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 2.

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September 9, 2007 JMMF Welcomes Home Scholarship Chairman

Today, the Foundation welcomed home Scholarship Award Chairman Chris Winslow from deployment to Djibouti, an east African country located due south of Eritrea.

"We're delighted to have him back in one piece," said Foundation President G. William Thomas.

Winslow served as Somalia Country Desk Analyst, providing intelligence summaries and briefs to the Command.

He also spearheaded the creation of an objective methodology to assess the viability of insurgencies within Somalia, later named a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa "best practice" for other joint task forces supporting the Global War on Terrorism by Rear Admiral Hart (pictured below).

Following September 11, Winslow enlisted in the reserve component of the US Navy while working as Legislative Assistant to Virginia Delegate Rob Bell (R-Albemarle).

During his enlistment, Winslow assisted in intelligence gathering, training and administrative activities. He also earned his Juris Doctor at Thomas Jefferson Law.

"I am blessed to have had the opportunity to serve in the tradition defined by Col. Dickens and James Monroe," said Winslow.

Winslow resumes his duties as Chairman of the Scholarship Award program.

Chris Winslow and Rear Admiral Hart