January 21, 2020

After three deployments to Afghanistan, this veteran knows it’s time to leave

Sam Rogers is no stranger to the conflict in Afghanistan. As a soldier and civilian, Sam has deployed to Afghanistan three times, not unlike thousands of other service members with multiple deployments. That’s what happens when a war lasts nearly two decades. During Sam’s first deployment in 2009, his unit was tasked with securing Kandahar… Read more »

December 17, 2019

5 biggest moments in 2019

It’s impossible to predict the future. But coming into 2019, the Concerned Veterans for America team knew its mission would roughly stay the same. We were ready for a new year of advocating on behalf of veterans and preserving the freedom we sacrificed for in uniform. We started this year with big ideas and bold… Read more »

December 10, 2019

What’s next for VA reform?

The Department of Veterans Affairs made huge progress when it launched community care and urgent care programs. Thanks to these new programs created under the VA MISSION Act, more veterans have access to care. Eligibility for community care programs has been a big hit with veterans so far. But the reforms are only getting started…. Read more »

December 3, 2019

Medicare for All would be bad for veterans. Here’s why.

Health care is at the top of voters’ priority lists, and for good reason. Many find it difficult to access timely and affordable care. For veterans especially, getting good care when and where they need it has been a struggle. However, recent reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs have made it easier to seek… Read more »

November 20, 2019

Need to end ‘endless wars’ is gaining traction with veterans

“We signed up to defend our country. … We had friends killed or wounded in action; it wasn’t clear for what.” Dan Caldwell, Marine Corps veteran and senior advisor to Concerned Veterans for America, reflects on his service with both pride and realism. He understands why the United States went to Afghanistan 18 years ago,… Read more »

November 14, 2019

3 big things that happened during Honor Their Sacrifice

Concerned Veterans for America’s Honor Their Sacrifice campaign has wrapped up after 60 days of non-stop activity. We started this campaign with a mission – ask whether lawmakers are honoring veterans’ sacrifices with their policy decisions. Thanks to our grassroots army, we saw incredible success and the beginning of important conversations in Washington, D.C. Here… Read more »

November 11, 2019

What Veterans Day means to an Army vet

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 »