12.08.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: June Rychalski of Lewis and Clark County

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized June Rychalski of Lewis and Clark County for her distinguished 35-year career in the Montana Department of Military Affairs. Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing June Rychalski for her service with the Montana Department of Military Affairs. She has served Montana with grace, diligence, a positive attitude and genuine care for the people of the Treasure State. During her 35 years of service, June has been secretary to the Senior Army Advisor, administrative assistant to The Adjutant General and next month will complete her career with the Montana Veterans Affairs Division. June demonstrated compassion and professionalism on a daily basis. Her ability to help a grieving family member navigate the challenges of veteran burial honors, or steer a distressed veteran in the right direction to attain benefits, is highly commendable. Her presence in the in the Montana Department of Military Affairs will be missed, but the mentorship she provided agency personnel over the years will ensure that her legacy endures. To her co-workers – June was regarded as their greatest advocate. When June retires, she plans to do what she has always done, continue to take good care of others. At age 83, June’s example is inspiring. Her work ethic, compassion and commitment to excellence represent the best of Montana values. Thank you, June, for your service. I wish you the best in retirement, and appreciate all you have done for our state. When June retires, she plans to do what she has always done, continue to take good care of others. At age 83, June’s example is inspiring. Her work ethic, compassion and commitment to excellence represent the best of Montana values. Thank you, June, for your service. I wish you the best in retirement, and appreciate all you have done for our state.

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