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The Maryland Senate paid tribute Thursday to its members who have served in the military, as senators also conducted a ceremony to remember Maryland’s Fallen Heroes from 2010.

At the end of the ceremony, according to the Republican Senate Caucus, a warm and lengthy standing ovation was given to Western Harford Sen. J.B. Jennings, who serves in the Maryland Air National Guard and was recently called up for a training mission.

“As a caucus, we’re proud and thankful that Sen. Jennings has chosen to help defend our country,” Southern Harford Sen. Nancy Jacobs, the Senate minority leader, said. “It may be inconvenient timing, but just like thousands of others he has answered the call to protect our nation during our fight in the global war on terror.”

An airman first class, Jennings has been called to duty for a federal training mission on a cargo plane at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. His deployment will began Sunday and conclude on April 30.

Jennings, a Republican whose 7th Legislative District includes part of Western Harford and Eastern Baltimore counties, said last week he hopes to be able to adjust his training schedule to return to the State House for key votes, although he also expects to miss votes and sessions for the first time in his nine-year career as a state legislator.

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