May 21, 2021

Five things to know about Josh Stanwitz, CVA’s new national grassroots liaison

Josh Stanwitz has worked for Concerned Veterans for America for years, first as a volunteer and then as field director and coalitions director in Arizona. But he recently became our national grassroots liaison, a position vital to ensuring we, and our grassroots army around the country, are able to continue our mission: defending the freedoms… Read more »

May 19, 2021

Top four myths and facts about the AIR Commission

A key component of the VA MISSION Act is coming up on a deadline. Commissioners for the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission are to be nominated by the president by the end of May. If that deadline is not met, the process for establishing the commission will be thrown off course. The AIR Commission and… Read more »

May 14, 2021

Remembering the sacrifices of the military child

Micaela Rollo Kirwan grew up as a military kid; now she’s raising one.   Kirwan is also a community engagement director with Concerned Veterans for America in the Pensacola, Florida, area, and likes to joke that she was issued to her parents by the Navy.   She remembers well the missed birthdays and other childhood… Read more »

May 12, 2021

How do U.S. veterans feel about leaving Afghanistan?

Many Americans have strong opinions about U.S. foreign policy and the way our lawmakers use the military, and rightfully so. Citizens have a responsibility to hold lawmakers accountable for their decisions, especially when sending their fellow Americans into harm’s way. For the veteran and military family community, these opinions come from years of experience. Service… Read more »

May 7, 2021

Army veterans’ wives talk about the unique life and role of a military spouse

When we think about military service, our minds naturally go to soldiers at attention in uniform, far away bases in deserts or jungles, or old veterans swapping war stories. But service to our country affects more than the women and men who put on the uniform. The families, specifically the spouses, bear a unique burden… Read more »

May 5, 2021

Holding policymakers accountable for veterans’ health care delays

Jimmie T. Smith is a partially disabled U.S. Army veteran who is happy with the care he gets from the Veterans Affairs health care system. But, as he writes in a new op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times, as a onetime chairman of the state House Veterans and Military Affairs Subcommittee and as Florida coalitions… Read more »

April 30, 2021

Q&A with Senior Advisor Dan Caldwell: what’s next in Afghanistan and U.S. foreign policy?

Recently, President Joe Biden laid out his plan to fully withdraw U.S.  troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. This plan serves as an extension of the May 1 deadline set out last year between the U.S. and the Taliban in the Doha agreement. While we’d hoped the final withdrawal of troops would’ve occurred this… Read more »