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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April 1, 2021 Blog Post

Arizona veterans now have another way to get their COVID-19 vaccine. If you or someone you know is a veteran, I urge you to act on this opportunity or share this information.

I am a veteran and have not received my vaccine. What do I do?

Right now, all veterans enrolled in the Veterans Administration’s Health Care System can register to get the COVID-19 vaccine at one of four Phoenix VA sites. Non-enrolled vets, as well as any spouses or caregivers, will soon be able to register as well.

November 16, 2020 In The News
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are advocating for the state to be selected as the location of the permanent headquarters of the U.S. Space Command.
October 15, 2020 Press Release
Congressman Greg Stanton today thanked Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council for making a $10.5 million investment to secure a new facility for US VETS-Phoenix, which currently houses 187 veterans experiencing homelessness in the Valley. Stanton worked with Gallego to help find a solution for US VETS, which is being forced to relocated from its current location in central Phoenix.
October 2, 2020 In The News

Fighter jets from Luke Air Force Base flew in a low missing-man formation over the state Capitol on Friday morning to honor the life and service of Maj. George Washington Biggs, an Arizona Native who served as one of the youngest Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

Biggs, who died in September at the age of 95, was born in Nogales, joined the military in 1943 at the age of 18, and served during World War II, as well as during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

October 2, 2020 In The News

Funeral services celebrating the life of one of the last living original Tuskegee Airman in Arizona took place Friday morning at the World War II memorial in Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Capitol.

George Washington Biggs, a Nogales native, died at the age of 95 in a Tucson senior care facility on Sept. 19, according to his daughter Rose Dickerson-Biggs. He served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

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.