Military

Last week, more than two hundred veterans attended my annual Veterans Summit in Corpus Christi to learn about services and assistance available to them. Our community is military- and veterans- friendly, as evidenced by the...
Please join me next Thursday, August 20, for the 3rd Annual "Honor our Heroes" event from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Trini Mendenhall Center in Houston. All are welcome! This gathering pays tribute to past, present and future...
Wednesday, the House passed legislation that would allow for the removal or demotion of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs based on performance or misconduct.
The defense of South Korea was supposedly a U.N. action, but as history shows, the United States, unprepared for this war, took the brunt of the fighting, along with the South Koreans.
A gunman with a heart fatally bent on mischief and with malice aforethought unleashed hell in Chattanooga last Thursday. The killer shot up an Armed Forces recruiting center and then drove to a Navy Reserve center and...
A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines and wounding a soldier and a police officer, officials told CBS News.
The military service of retired U.S. Army veteran, Sergeant David Flores, was celebrated on Saturday in Houston. The soldier received his own personal Independence Day when he was awarded the gift of a mortgage-free home....
Members of the Illinois National Guard (ING) head to help secure the border between Texas and Mexico. Approximately twenty soldiers and one helicopter will join other National Guard units from across the nation as part of...
It is my privilege to honor the proud legacy of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and present Lt. Col. Cole with a flag flown over the Capitol in his honor and a bronze medal replica of the Congressional Gold medal. It is...
A 26-year-veteran of the Texas National Guard died over the Memorial Day weekend while saving his three children and another child from drowning. While the children lived, Sergeant First-Class Joseph Ros had to be dragged...
Victoria and the entire Crossroads area is still enjoying relatively good economic times despite the slump in the oil and gas industry. I was the featured speaker at the regular Tuesday morning meeting hosted by the Victoria...
I’d like to extend a personal invitation to all our veterans, their family and friends, and anyone who would like to learn more about what's available for those who risked all to protect our freedom, to attend my 2015...
I’ve had many opportunities to personally thank Texas veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation. But the best way we can thank them is by ensuring they receive the care and services they were promised...
I’m proud I hire veterans and have had many former service members work for me since I began serving in Congress, including my current Deputy District Director, JD Kennedy.
Mark your calendars now so you don't miss my annual Veterans Summit August 12 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Participating groups will include the Corpus Christi A&M Student Veterans Organization and the Concerned...
The President "avoids the battle, complains, and misses opportunities." Those were the words of Leon Panetta, President Obama's former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director, in 2011.
If you haven’t seen the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, you will soon have that chance. The Wall will be coming to El Campo July 16-20, 2015, and will be set up behind Myatt Elementary School. A special Memorial Service...
The 2016 NDAA will increase the military readiness and capabilities of the United States without increasing spending on programs entirely unrelated to our national defense, and I am grateful for the support my amendments...
I had started something else, but was forcefully diverted. It will be published after, but I begin this on Memorial Day, 2015. Today on my favorite radio talk-show program, the entire program is set aside for callers...
I would like to invited veterans across the 21st congressional district to participate in a telephone town hall on Wednesday, June 3rd.

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