Military

Jeb Bush's big moment at the last debate came when he reminded Donald Trump that his brother kept America safe. This line received applause but what Bush, or for that matter, Rubio and others, have failed to do is explain...
May was the flowering month for the Syrian thistle. The pink heads grew from the rubble in a small village south of the city of Tel Tamer, in northern Syria. A local Kurdish militia had liberated the village from the Islamic...
Young men and women interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies are invited to attend my Service Academy Night along with their parents. The event is open to those ages 17 to 21 and freshmen, sophomore,...
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....
National security is a top concern for many Americans. In today’s world, we are constantly reminded of the need to maintain a strong military in the hopes that we will never have to use it. Congress has a sacred...
Last week, I went to the valley and made the drive many of our veterans are forced to make to get treatment in Harlingen. I wasn’t there for a VA Appointment, I was there to see VA Secretary Robert McDonald and hold him...
The debt we owe them can never fully be repaid. But the best way we can thank them is by ensuring they receive the care and services they were promised.
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...

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