Category: Veterans/Military Issues

Isakson Champions VA Reforms

This week’s Courier Herald column: Johnny Isakson is on a mission. Several years ago I asked Georgia’s Senior Senator why he was still doing what he was doing. Washington seemed like it was becoming unpleasant. The President and Congress were controlled by opposite parties, and getting to 60 votes in the Senate seemed impossible most

The Army’s Future Possibly Coming to Atlanta

Atlanta is one of 15 finalists for the Army’s new “Future Command”. Part of a broader modernization effort from the military, the Future Command will focus specifically on how “the Army researches, develops, and procures new equipment.” The Army announced that the Future Command must be a city with access to academia and business expertise. Which

Senators Isakson, Perdue Weigh In On President’s Military Plan

Tonight, President Trump gave a speech outlining changes in America’s strategy in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. Senators Isakson and Perdue have sent along their thoughts, as follows: Senator Isakson: “I support a strategy in Afghanistan that protects our homeland and prevents Afghanistan from once again becoming a haven for terrorists to plot attacks against the

Isakson Proposes Comprehensive G.I. Bill Update & Reform

From a press release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today introduced broad, bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, S.1598, will further invest in the proven educational

Georgia Congressional Delegation Responds To Airstrikes In Syria

Below are the statements we’ve received from Georgia’s Congressional delegation on tonight’s strike on a military airfield in Syria. From Senator Isakson: “I salute the brave men and women of the U.S. military who conducted these operations tonight. President Trump’s decision to strike the Assad regime’s air base where chemical weapons were deployed against the

New Troops Headed To Ft Benning

From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded the decision by the U.S. Army to locate two new missions at Fort Benning that would bring 85 positions to Columbus, Ga., with room for additional significant growth. “Fort Benning is well positioned to accept these new

Collins supports better VA benefits

HR 907, introduced by Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), improves newborn care for infants of female veterans. The bill, the Newborn Care Improvement Act,  has received widespread support from veterans advocacy groups, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, and the Blinded Veterans Association. Congressman

Johnny Isakson Takes Oath For Third Term; Continues To Chair Two Committees

From a press release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., took his third oath of office in the U.S. Senate as the 115th Congress convened today. He again marked the occasion with his family in attendance in the Senate chamber, including his wife Dianne, their three grown children, spouses and grandchildren. Isakson was escorted