July 21, 2021

How Congress is ending endless wars by reaching across the aisle

The United States is inching closer to an end to involvement in the war in Afghanistan.   Last week, Army General Austin “Scott” Miller stepped down as top U.S. general in Afghanistan, a symbolic finale to the nearly 20-year conflict.  U.S. operations in Afghanistan may be wrapping up, but American troops are still deployed all over the world, particularly in… Read more »

July 16, 2021

VA, Congress, and veteran community have more work to do on VA reform

Nate Anderson, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America and an Army combat veteran, wrote in a recent op-ed in The Hill that he is “not satisfied with the pace or substance of reforms at the VA over the last three years. Nobody making an objective assessment should be.” In the three years since the… Read more »

July 14, 2021

My VA Story is ready for you to share your experiences

Have you checked out the new My VA Story site yet? My VA Story gives veterans and military families a platform to share with us their experiences at the Department of Veterans Affairs — the good, the bad, and everything in between. By sharing your story, you and other veterans around the country paint a… Read more »

July 8, 2021

‘My VA Story’ gives veterans a platform to share their experiences

This week, Concerned Veterans for America relaunched My VA Story, a platform that gives veterans the opportunity to share with us their experiences with Department of Veterans Affairs health care. This relaunch is part of our ongoing mission to bring needed reforms to the VA. In 2016, we launched the My VA Story project because… Read more »

July 1, 2021

Watch: Senator Rand Paul discusses a better approach to ending endless wars

Few have been as outspoken about ending our nation’s endless wars as Senator Rand Paul. He has advocated rolling back broad authority for the president to send troops all around the world, specifically by joining the call to repeal outdated Authorizations for the Use of Military Force. “It is high time that we redebate whether… Read more »

June 23, 2021

How can we end our endless wars? Repealing outdated AUMFs is a good start.

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. The bill, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, had support on both sides of the aisle, including a bipartisan group of cosponsors. The White House has also suggested support for a repeal, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced… Read more »

June 18, 2021

The VA is neglecting its responsibility to rural veterans. Just take a look at North Carolina.

By Rick Disney, CVA-North Carolina coalitions director   The need for timely, flexible medical care is more important than ever, especially for those veterans whose care was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The VA MISSION Act allows for the Department of Veterans Affairs to refer veterans to community care, providers outside the VA system, if… Read more »