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What Veterans Day means to an Army vet

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By Luis Vega, Nevada Community Engagement Director I joined the U.S. Army in 2010, just after finishing college. I served my country for nearly six years as an infantryman, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. When I look back at my experiences in the military, I’m proud and humbled by the part... Read more » The post What Veterans Day means to an Army vet appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Here’s Who we Met at Vets on the Hill

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2019 Vets on the Hill is in the books! Our staff of veterans and military family members from all over the country spent two packed days on Capitol Hill, meeting with congressional offices and members – 133 offices to be exact! CVA members visited offices from 18 states, Republicans and Democrats. They talked about the... Read more » The post Here’s Who we Met at Vets on the Hill appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Meet the Vets on the Hill

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This week, Concerned Veterans for America staff will attend more than 100 meeting with members of Congress and Hill staffers for our annual Vets on the Hill event. CVA’s veterans and military family members will discuss everything from veterans’ health care to defense spending to foreign policy. CVA’s staff members come from all walks of... Read more » The post Meet the Vets on the Hill appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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State voices: Here’s how my state can help veterans

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Lauren Stewart is the deputy state director of Americans for Prosperity – Virginia and a military spouse. Virginia has long been a home for veterans and military families. Our proximity to Washington, D.C. means many in the Pentagon commute from Northern Virginia. Our bases and surrounding cities are home to thousands of active duty service members and... Read more » The post State voices: Here’s how my state can help veterans appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Meet CVA’s new executive director

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This week, Concerned Veterans for America announced Nate Anderson as its new executive director. Anderson, who previously served as deputy executive director, follows in the footsteps of Dan Caldwell, who will keep ties with CVA as a senior advisor. Anderson has a long history of service to the country and to fellow veterans. After graduating... Read more » The post Meet CVA’s new executive director appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice

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Concerned Veterans for America recently commissioned a survey asking veterans and military households their opinions on delivery of veterans’ health care, foreign policy and federal spending. Veterans and military families made it clear they support more access to care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. A full 90% of veterans support being able to... Read more » The post Survey Says … Vets and Military Families Support More Choice appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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No More Scare Tactics. Veterans Deserve Health Care Options

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In January, the Department of Veterans Affairs released draft standards that would determine how veterans access medical care under the VA MISSION Act’s community care program. These new standards would open up more health care options for more veterans and make the VA more veteran-centric going forward. Sounds great, right? Not if you favor bureaucracy... Read more » The post No More Scare Tactics. Veterans Deserve Health Care Options appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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This Week on the Hill: Government Shutdown Continues and VA Committee Gets New Members

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It’s a short week on the Hill, but it’s longer than it was supposed to be. House of Representative district work was canceled to keep lawmakers in Washington as the partial government shutdown reaches its fifth week. On that front, not much has changed. Lawmakers are still unable to reach an agreement on border security... Read more » The post This Week on the Hill: Government Shutdown Continues and VA Committee Gets New Members appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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Here’s What We Accomplished in 2018

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This has been a monumental year for Concerned Veterans for America. Our thousands of activists and supporters were instrumental in getting crucial legislation passed and getting veterans out to vote. For that, we thank all those who gave their time and effort to partnering with CVA in 2018. In Washington, mission one was getting the... Read more » The post Here’s What We Accomplished in 2018 appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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George H.W. Bush: A Story of Leadership and Love of Country

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During his State of the Union address in 1990, President George H. W. Bush addressed Congress and the American people with a sense of hope. The Berlin Wall had been torn down a few months prior, and the Cold War was quickly ending. Freedom was gaining ground all over the world, especially in nations breaking... Read more » The post George H.W. Bush: A Story of Leadership and Love of Country appeared first on Concerned Veterans for America.

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