Supporting our Military and Veterans
We owe it to the men and women who have worn our country’s uniform – and those who wear it today – to give them the support they need. That’s why I work hard to help cut through red tape at agencies like the VA, and we’ve already helped over 6,000 veterans and their families get answers and results.
I supported landmark reforms to the VA to make sure VA employees are held accountable for their actions, and can be removed or demoted for negligence, misconduct, or poor performance. The House also unanimously passed my plan to make sure veterans can receive more timely access to care at the VA.
To boost military readiness, I supported giving additional resources to our troops so they have the tools they need to carry out their missions safely and effectively. I also voted to give our men and women in uniform the largest pay raise they’ve seen in eight years – they deserve nothing less for all they do to defend our freedoms.
More on Supporting our Military and Veterans
On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, Congressman Greg Walden sat down with World War II veteran Dewey Thomas, a long-time resident of Wasco currently living in The Dalles.
“I can’t think of a better way to spend Armed Forces Day,” Walden said as he greeted the 104-year-old veteran at his home at The Springs at Mill Creek.
Greg Walden statement on Bob Maxwell
Greg Walden presents Bob Maxwell with American flag flown over U.S. Capitol to honor Maxwell’s 97th birthday in 2017 in Bend.
Greg Walden welcomes 25 veterans from Honor Flight of Central Oregon to Washington, D.C.
Presents Purple Heart to Korean War veteran from Bend at Korean War Memorial
Greg Walden announces Air Force Secretary visit to Kingsley Field
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to join Walden in Klamath Falls to meet with base commanders, troops, and local veterans
Greg Walden welcomes southern Oregon veterans to Washington, D.C.
Greg Walden helps pass legislation to improve care for Vietnam veterans
Cosponsors bill to address health impacts for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Central Oregon WWII and Korean War veterans meet Greg Walden in Washington, D.C.
Walden greets veterans on National Mall as part of the Honor Flight of Central Oregon
Representative Walden meets with 25 WWII and Korean War veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.