Our nation stands as a firm beacon of liberty because of the powerful sacrifices our veterans have made to preserve our freedom. We must ensure that no veteran is left behind when his or her service comes to an end, while also providing the assistance needed to succeed in the civilian sector. Tennesseans have a distinctive record of service to our nation, and it is our obligation to ensure that all veterans are receiving the benefits and high quality care they were promised. As a member on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I am committed to upholding this nation’s promise to protect and care for the men and women who have served our country.

Senators Blackburn and Alexander Introduce Resolution to Honor First Female Naval Aviator

Washington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution to honor Captain Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first female fighter pilot. On February 2, 2019, Captain Mariner was laid to rest in Maynardville, Tennessee, and honored with the first all-female piloted flyover in the history of the United States Navy.

“Throughout her life, Captain Mariner broke barriers that paved the way for women to follow in her footsteps,” said Senator Blackburn....