The men and women of the U.S. armed forces stand in harm’s way throughout the world to protect our country. Our veterans have put everything on the line, including their lives, to serve our country. When they leave the service, they deserve the best from us in return.
Often, veterans face challenges in persuading businesses and colleges to recognize the skills they’ve learned in the military. They have spent countless hours learning skills in a classroom and in the field that translate to occupations the private sector, such as an auto mechanic or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Congressman Armstrong supports efforts to help veterans more easily receive licenses and certifications after their service that matches skills they learn while in service.
Our veterans also deserve timely access to veterans benefits that they have earned, especially healthcare. More work needs to be done to increase access and quality to Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities.
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong released the following statement today on the House passage of the Conference Report to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790):
FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong announced today that he has nominated three North Dakotans to the U.S. service academies: Gavin Sunderland of Fargo to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Hunter Baer of Garrison to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Joshua Seibel of Harvey to the U.S. Military Academy.
FARGO, N.D. – The offices of Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Rep. Collin Peterson are hosting a U.S. Service Academy Night on Monday, September 16, at Fargo North High School.
The event will feature guest speakers from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and will provide students with information about the application and appointment process for each academy.
Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
One day before the redesignation ceremony at Grand Forks Air Force Base, the U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides an additional $25 million in funding for RQ-4 Global Hawks, integral to operations in North Dakota.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement on the re-designation of the 319th Air Base Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base as the 319th Reconnaissance Wing:
FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that their offices will host an informational Service Academy Evening at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center on June 13 starting at 6:00 p.m. The event will provide students with information about the application and appointment process for the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) announced today that he is now accepting applications for nomination to U.S. service academies for the class of 2024.
“As the Congressman for North Dakota, I’m honored to have the opportunity to nominate North Dakotans to attend a U.S. service academy,” said Armstrong. “With storied histories, time-honored traditions, and reputations for excellence, accepted cadets will receive a world-class education and become the future leaders of our armed forces.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong questioned experts from the Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency in a congressional hearing to examine the federal government’s response to potential drinking water contamination on military installations.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong today released the following statement on the death of North Dakota Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Darrol Schroeder (Ret.):