March 20, 2023

Iraq War vet says new military recruits ‘fighting the same battles as their parents’

A full generation of warfighters have seen combat since the start of the Iraq War in 2003.  In a new video, U.S. Army and Navy Jason Beardsley points out that new military recruits are taking up arms to fight “the same battles as their parents or grandparents.”   “The sacrifices have been noble and brave,” Jason… Read more »

March 16, 2023

My VA Story: Wheelchair-bound Montana veteran wants to fix the VA so younger vets don’t face the same fate

Ed Moeglein chose to make the military his life out of a sense of duty to country. “We were in that kind of a community,” Ed says of why he chose to enlist. “Both my father and father-in-law were World War II veterans. Growing up all my friends’ dads were World War II or Korean… Read more »

March 10, 2023

Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes a historic war powers bill. Will the full Senate and House be on board?

In the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took an important step to keep American troops out of unnecessary danger and end our nation’s endless wars. Senators voted to pass Sens. Tim Kaine’s and Todd Young’s bill, S. 316 to repeal the 1991 and 2002… Read more »

March 6, 2023

Montana veteran: One Montana lawmaker has tried to fix problems at the VA, and another ignores them

Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot from lawmakers and candidates campaigning for our votes and support. One of the typical promises we hear is that our politicians will be champions for veterans and will ensure they are taken care of for all they’ve sacrificed for this country.  As a veteran myself, I can… Read more »

March 2, 2023

#VAFail: Veteran dies after VA hospital couldn’t confirm he was a veteran

Last year, veterans in Gainesville, Florida, read a disturbing report of mismanaged care at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center. A veteran was brought to the emergency room in a coma by an ambulance crew. Despite the emergency responders calling the VA on their way there, VA staff couldn’t confirm whether the patient was an… Read more »

February 27, 2023

What is CVA working on in 2023? Here are our top priorities

2023 is shaping up to be a busy year. The new Congress is settling in, and members are setting their priories, presenting new opportunities for Concerned Veterans for America to share the issues veterans and military families are focused on. At CVA, our mission is to defend the freedoms we and our families fought and… Read more »

February 21, 2023

Texas veteran: The VA shows cold indifference to the plight of veterans. I expect Texas lawmakers to change that

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entrusted with a sacred duty: to care for those who wore the uniform in service to this country. Caring for veterans includes managing the country’s largest health care system of VA facilities around the country. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, the spouse of a Marine, and a… Read more »