Military

Today, there is less evil in the world as a result of the successful military operation to eliminate the leader of ISIS, ordered by President Trump and carried out by our brave men and women in uniform. The operation is a...
This is great news for the City of Arlington and for Texas, home to 1.8 million veterans and active duty military. The Medal of Honor is our nation's highest and most prestigious military decoration, and I'm proud that the...
Almost every American has a family member or knows someone who has served in our Armed Forces. However, fewer of us know someone who gave their life to protect the very freedoms we enjoy today.
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When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?”  The answer was a resounding “no!”...
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This past Monday was the 151st Memorial Day, where we remembered the brave men and women who courageously fought for our freedom and who bravely dedicated their lives in defense of our own.
A group of armed Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed a pair of U.S. soldiers on the U.S. side of the Texas border with Mexico. The U.S. soldiers were eventually released and their weapons returned.
U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and I yesterday issued the following statement in reaction to the decision by U.S. Air Force officials to station some B-21 bombers at Dyess Air Force Base while placing most of the fleet at...
Marc Angelucci, an attorney for the men who brought the lawsuit, told USA Today the ruling may be “symbolic,” however, “either they need to get rid of the draft registration, or they need to require women to do the same...
Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, which puts in place the foundation for a legislative initiative that could establish a Space Force as a new military service comparable to the U.S. Marines.
As our nation’s only fifth-generation stealth fighter being built today, an investment in additional production and support for the F-35 fighter fleet is critical to ensuring the U.S. maintains air superiority. 
Iran and its proxies have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands, including the 241 men and women of the Armed Forces killed on October 23, 1983. We honor their sacrifice by remembering their service, and...
Our country’s military readiness depends on innovation, and the Army Futures Command is on the front line of that fight. This partnership with the Texas A&M University System will ensure we have the best and the...
The August District Work Period provides members of Congress the opportunity to spend an extended period of time with constituents, away from Washington D.C. So far during this period, I have made use of this time by meeting...
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and  I today led a bipartisan group of senators to reintroduce the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving...
Air Force historian Matt Scales said there’s no question that the twin-engine plane is the same one that led the main D-Day invasion. 
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole passed away on Tuesday at the age of 103 in my hometown of San Antonio.
Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, according to U.S. and NATO forces.
From the shores of Tripoli, to the beaches of Normandy, to the mountains of Afghanistan, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have made countless sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and I recently introduced a bipartisan bill that would give qualified members of the National Guard and Reserves a tiered preference in hiring for federal civil service jobs.
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This past week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 840, the Veterans' Access to Child Care Act.

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