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McSally Advocates for Federal, Local Partnership to Reduce Veteran Suicide Rate

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today advocated for more federal and local partnerships to reduce the rate of veteran suicide.

During a U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee hearing to discuss servicemember, family, and veteran suicides and prevention strategies, McSally highlighted a success story from the Be Connected program in Arizona.

“I want to highlight a good news example in Arizona,” said McSally. “We have this Be Connected program. In 2017 it started and it’s...

McSally Secures Commonsense, Necessary Win for Female Tricare Users

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) secured confirmation from the Department of Defense that the most effective breast cancer screening option is now available for active-duty female servicemembers and others covered under Tricare.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery wrote to McSally to report that her request to add Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), to TRICARE’s coverage, was approved.

“I am pleased to report that I recently approved adding DBT for...

McSally, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

**Bipartisan bill would help ensure no veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for assistance due to a lack of resources**

**Legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers**

U.S. SENATE— U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation today to improve services for veterans experiencing...

McSally Calls on VA Secretary to Improve Native Veterans’ Access to Mental Health Care

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) yesterday asked Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to improve Native Americans veterans’ access to mental health care in an effort to reduce the number of Native veteran suicides.

During an U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on honoring a nation’s promise to Native veterans, McSally specifically highlighted the lack of proper, useful statistics on Native veteran suicide.

“This is just unacceptable that those who took...

McSally Urges VA Secretary to Hire New Phoenix VA Director

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to prioritize patient care at the Phoenix VA while working diligently to find a suitable, qualified hospital director.

Following the departure of the Phoenix VA hospital’s director on Oct. 27, McSally wrote to Secretary Wilkie to stress the importance of maintaining high-quality care for Arizona’s veterans during the search for a replacement. 

“As you know Arizona is home to over...

McSally Introduces Bill to Help Prepare Military Veterans for New Careers

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced legislation to help returning military veterans prepare for new career opportunities through pre-apprenticeship programs.

The Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act allows military veterans to use their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits for enrollment into pre-apprenticeship programs that equip them with skills needed to enter the skilled-trade industry.

"Military veterans have a unique set of attributes that make them great assets to...

McSally Celebrates Veterans Day at Republic Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) kicked off Veterans Day celebrations in Phoenix with more than 500 Republic Services employees and veterans.

McSally also attended veterans events at Patriots Park with Western Alliance Bank and Honeywell Aerospace Global HQ

“It’s great to be with you today and it’s really wonderful that Republic Services is having this day to celebrate veterans,” said McSally. “We have 500,000 veterans in Arizona and I am honored to be one of them...

McSally Helps Connect Servicemembers with Real World Jobs

Clears path for expansion of SkillBridge program

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) this week cleared a path for more employers to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) SkillBridge program that is connecting servicemembers with real world job experiences.

“As our servicemembers transition out of uniform, we have to make sure there are ample employment opportunities,” McSally said. “When I heard from businesses in Arizona about their concerns with the SkillBridge...

McSally Introduces Bill to Rename Gilbert VA Clinic after Fallen Soldier

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community outpatient clinic in Gilbert after U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Arizona. Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26.

“Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” McSally said. “Renaming the Gilbert VA clinic after him will be a tribute to his life of service and devotion, and a...

McSally Shares Personal Experience with Scam Targeting Veterans

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) shared her personal experience with veteran scams.

During a U.S. Senate Aging Committee hearing to examine efforts to combat scams targeting veterans, McSally held up a letter that was mailed to her telling her that her VA loan waiting period had expired.

“As a veteran, I get some of these things in the mail,” McSally said as she held up the letter and continued to read from it. “I get these letters. I’ve been getting one a week lately...