Veterans

Our nation’s veterans and wounded warriors have sacrificed in defense of our country. Their dedication and commitment, along with that of their families, has ensured our freedom and should never be taken for granted. 

Our veterans deserve the absolute highest quality medical care and benefits for their service. We must ensure that returning military members have access to every benefit they have been promised, As such, Congress should focus on stringent oversight of the VA to ensure veterans are getting the services they need. I will continue to put our veterans first, and fight for legislation that removes barriers for our returning veterans.

More on Veterans

September 13, 2018 Press Release
"I have worked to make sure Michigan's priorities for our veterans and the Great Lakes receive the federal funding they need. This legislation includes more support for veterans in rural communities and helps all veterans who might be at risk from the opioid crisis. Recent reforms at the VA have led to increased accountability and the funding passed today will do more to help our veterans receive the care they deserve for serving our country.
August 3, 2018 In The News

Congressman John Moolenaar was at the ceremony and presented Harbaum with the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star Attachment, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device, the Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, and the Vietnam Commendation Pin from Governor Rick Snyder. 

July 30, 2018 In The News

Stefanovsky brought the issue to Congressman John Moolenaar’s office in Midland. His office got the job done and awarded Walter the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

July 4, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar has introduced legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office in Beaverton after the late Col. Alfred Asch.

June 28, 2018 Press Release
"Today's legislation gives our men and women in uniform a well-deserved pay raise, provides for their families, and gives them the resources they need to keep our country safe. Over the last few years, the military has had to overcome funding disruptions and training accidents that have hurt its ability to defend our country. This legislation puts our troops first, with funding to upgrade equipment and improve readiness, so they can prepare more safely and win on the battlefield."
June 26, 2018 Press Release
“Colonel Alfred Asch was a patriot who dedicated his life to serving the United States and defending the American people. Through his love of flying he helped liberate Europe and he contributed to civilian aviation at home. He is a proud son of Beaverton and an example of service to us all.
June 12, 2018 In The News

“Some veterans face challenges when they return to civilian life, including mental health and the opioid crisis,” said Rep. Moolenaar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “This bill gives the VA more resources to help them receive the care they earned defending our country.”

June 8, 2018 Press Release
“Michigan families love the Great Lakes. They want to preserve and protect them for future generations. This legislation will hold the Army Corps accountable in the fight against invasive species, help develop Michigan harbors, and allow Michigan residents to enjoy our rivers and lakes."
June 1, 2018 In The News

Moolenaar presented Larry Luhtanen, of Cadillac, with a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Device, Marksman Badge with rifle bar and the Vietnam Commemoration lapel pin.

May 21, 2018 Press Release
The opioid crisis has impacted people from all walks of life, including our veterans as they seek treatment at the VA. Prescription drug monitoring at the VA will help prevent addiction and protect our veterans from opioid abuse.

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