Ceremony marks Navy retirement of Gabrielle Giffords' husband
October 6th, 2011
05:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Ceremony marks Navy retirement of Gabrielle Giffords' husband

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined about 50 dignitaries and family members Thursday in Washington to mark the retirement of her husband, Mark Kelly, from the U.S. Navy.

Kelly, 47,enlisted the military in 1987 and served as a combat and test pilot before joining the U.S. space program. He was part of space shuttle flights in 2001 and 2006, and then commanded ones in 2008 and again in May.

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  1. Gloria

    You're looking great, Gabby. Keep up the good work at recovery. Hope you're back officially representing Arizona in the future!
    Congrats to Mark Kelly on his retirement as well.

    October 6, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. rs

    Welcome back Ms. Giffords- we've missed you.

    October 6, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. richhagen

    Thank you sir for your service to our country.

    October 6, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Positive happenings like this make me smile. We need more of them.

    Too much negativity is bringing the country down.

    October 6, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    It is amazing that this woman came as far as she did and I agree w/Gloria – she looks great. Keep up the recovery and get back to congress to kick some butt!!

    October 7, 2011 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  6. diridi

    Very happy to see you, Gabby.....very happy....fight strong for this nation, its poor, needy,

    October 7, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |