October 6, 2021

Explainer: What is the NDAA and why should you care about it?

One of the biggest pieces of legislation you might not have heard about this year amid all the news about the budget reconciliation debate is the National Defense Authorization Act, which recently passed the House. The NDAA is the country’s annual defense spending authorization bill, setting our military budget for the next year. Though lawmakers… Read more »

September 23, 2021

A look at why withdrawing from Afghanistan was the right decision

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has been a difficult reminder of years of missteps and mistakes, reinforced by the tragic death of 13 American service members and 169 Afghan civilians as the withdrawal drew to a close. As Washington tries to make sense of the botched evacuation, it’s imperative that it sees the war in… Read more »

September 10, 2021

Watch: Veterans reflect on September 11 on 20th anniversary

For many Americans, September 11, 2001, is a clear memory. We remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the sobering news that planes had hit both towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and had crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. We watched with horror and deep… Read more »

September 8, 2021

Get to know CVA: Five things to know about Education Director John Byrnes

Concerned Veterans for America has a grassroots army advocating the freedom and prosperity America’s veterans fought for. Those veterans and military families have joined us over the years to partner on the issues that matter most to them, and many have been in our ranks for years. But John Byrnes has been with CVA longer… Read more »

September 2, 2021

Americans want accountability for 20 years of war in Afghanistan, not just the last 20 days

The U.S. military has completed its evacuation of Afghanistan, bringing a formal end to America’s longest war.  The last few weeks have been a solemn reminder of how much the Afghanistan War has cost in time, resources, dollars, and lives. Concerned Veterans for America Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell commented on the losses endured by the… Read more »

August 25, 2021

We asked veterans what they’re experiencing at the VA. Here’s what they shared.

Concerned Veterans for America recently relaunched My VA Story. We did this for a simple reason – we want to know how things are going for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for their care. Since the VA MISSION Act was signed into law in 2018, new access standards have been established for… Read more »

August 20, 2021

Afghanistan veteran ‘still confident that withdrawing our troops was and is the right decision’

As events continue to unfold in Afghanistan, veterans of the war are left thinking back on their deployments and wondering if withdrawal was the right choice. Army veteran Sam Rogers, who served multiple deployments in Afghanistan, writes in USA Today that the tragic events over the last few weeks have been difficult for him to… Read more »