veterans

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, Tester Ramp Up Oversight of VA’s $16 Billion Electronic Health Record Modernization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are fighting to keep the VA on target and transparent on its roll-out of the new $16 billion commercial electronic health record system for nine million veterans. 
The VA is currently undertaking a decade-long transition to bring veterans’ health records into the 21st century by ensuring that veterans can have access to a seamless electronic health record across the VA and Department of Defense health systems. 
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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....