Military & Veterans

Arizona is home to more than half a million veterans, and many of them face new battles when they return home.

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May 22, 2020 Press Release
Arizona Congressmen Greg Stanton, Ruben Gallego and Tom O’Halleran will host a virtual Service Academy Day on Tuesday, June 2 at 2 p.m. MST.
March 18, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Greg Stanton called for Arizona to activate its National Guard in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, he further pressed the state to take this action and issued the following statement.
February 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton today delivered handmade valentine cards to local veterans created by elementary school students in Arizona’s 9th District. Through Stanton’s “Valentine’s for Vets” initiative, students from more than a dozen schools created more than 1,000 cards to say thank you to our men and women who served.
February 14, 2020 In The News
Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton and elementary kids from his Ninth Congressional District all joined forces to give veterans a huge thank you on Valentine's Day.
January 8, 2020 In The News

Even before President Donald Trump's speech Wednesday on U.S. tensions with Iran, two key members of Arizona's congressional delegation — a Democrat and a Republican — viewed Tuesday's relatively minor missile attacks as a chance to step back from the brink of war. 

The lack of casualties from Iran's missile strikes on bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops left Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., hoping for a de-escalation of the situation.

January 8, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton today issued the following statement after a classified intelligence briefing on U.S.-Iran tensions.
December 13, 2019 Press Release
On Wednesday, the House passed the final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which supports a strong national defense and includes two key amendments offered by Rep. Greg Stanton to improve veterans’ quality of life. The legislation now heads to the Senate and then to the President’s desk for signature.
November 20, 2019 In The News
Congressional leaders from Arizona want to name the Veteran Affairs clinic in Gilbert after a Chandler soldier killed last year in Somalia.
November 11, 2019 Press Release
In honor of Veterans Day, Rep. Greg Stanton recorded the oral history of a local U.S. Army World War II veteran for the Library of Congress.
November 9, 2019 In The News
At 99 years old, Major Fannie Griffin McClendon looks through old photos, sharing stories about time spent with her husband. "He proposed in that last letter," she said, looking at letters the couple shared during the war.