Military

It was my privilege to join the American Legion, VFW and members of the Port Lavaca community last week to honor late WWII Veteran Lloyd Stoops. From 1943 to 1946, Stoops served honorably as a Torpedoman on the USS O'...
Two men were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, military officials and police said, with media outlets reporting that an airman shot his commanding officer....
The jungle was thick, the heat insufferable, and the enemy fire never-ending.During a particularly foggy day, one pilot had to trade out three separate helicopters due to damage from heavy enemy fire. He counted more than...
The Veterans Administration failed to contact thousands of veterans who submitted applications for health care. Apparently, those applications were incomplete, but the VA did not tell the vets to correct the applications and...
Today, I testified before the House Armed Services Committee to advocate for Dyess Air Force Base, the B-1 bomber, and for Dyess to host the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber. I also delivered a statement on these top national...
With civil wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq, and with instability and terrorism stretching from Turkey to Egypt, now is not the time for the United States to further roil the Middle East by appeasing our adversaries and...
It was a routine exercise, sailing from Kuwait to Bahrain through the Persian Gulf, until, allegedly, the navigation system failed on one of the two U.S. gunboats. Mysteriously, the boats lost communication.
The great World War II was at its peak. So, on September 11, 1943, 28-year-old Sandy Thompson left her teaching job and volunteered for the Women Airforce Service Pilots, better known as the WASP.
The Department of Veteran Affairs has yet to recover the relocation bonuses that were fraudulently obtained by executives at the department. It’s unacceptable that some of these employees are receiving bonuses at a time when...
Last week, KRIS-TV ran a story about a Portland veteran who, despite decorated service in Vietnam, was being mistreated by the Department of Veterans Affairs when it came to the payment of his medical bills.
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), today introduced the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act to help facilitate the return of...
If you enjoy watching amazing demonstrations of aerobatic skills, you won’t want to miss “Wings Over South Texas Airshow” featuring the famed Navy's Blue Angels April 9-10 at Naval Air Station Kingsville.
President Obama should follow the law using his Constitutional authority when appropriate, such as in the case of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) who served in critical aviation roles during WWII.
In light of the recent challenges that the Wounded Warrior organization has faced, I thought it was high time to highlight the fantastic work of the Cowtown Warriors in Fort Worth, Texas.
Being a coastal district, waterways are critical to the economy of the district I represent.
Come and learn the nomination processes for the congressional offices in Central and South Texas and both Senate offices. No RSVP is necessary. Free and open to the public.
Two Marine helicopters collided off the northern coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. There are no immediate signs of survivors. A search is ongoing following the collision of the two CH-53 helicopters, Capt. Philip...
One of the many challenges facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in Texas is a shortage of primary care physicians and specialty care providers. Because of this, the VA has alternatives for veterans needing care...
Each year I am honored to highlight military heroes from the 32nd Congressional District of Texas who have valiantly served our nation and have made selfless sacrifices for the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. During...
The grand opening of the new Vets Center in Victoria was a huge success. It was great to talk to local veterans and hear their thoughts and concerns. Here I am with two members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 169.

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