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 (R-ND) joined Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) and 139 Members of the House of Representatives to urge the Department of Justice to withdraw proposed guidance on Stabilizing Braces. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Marvin Richardson, Congressman Armstrong and the members warn that this guidance will make millions of law-abiding citizens, including disabled veterans, criminals overnight.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) wrote a letter to congressional leadership calling for an immediate investigation after National Guard troops securing the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., were ordered out of the building and to rest in an active parking garage. Find the full letter below.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong announced today that Major General Alan Dohrmann, Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard, will be his guest for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4.
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.”