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FLAGSTAFF – This month, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) will welcome Tyler Flores to join his Flagstaff office as a Wounded Warrior Fellow to work closely with both veteran and active duty constituents to handle veterans-related casework and to help act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced he is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a Wounded Warrior Fellowship position in his Flagstaff District Office. If chosen for the fellowship, the veteran would work closely with both active duty and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between these constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—This weekend, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted two conference calls with northern Arizona mayors and the Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System to provide updates on the federal government’s recently passed CARES Act, legislation to address the negative effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to hear from Arizona stakeholders about what will still need to be addressed in forthcoming legislation. Today, he released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., is no stranger to fighting to create jobs and a stronger economy for all Americans. His latest effort in this area is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to foster workforce training for transitioning military personnel in the growing field of solar energy.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Reps. Susie Lee (D-NV-03), Michael Waltz (R-FL-06), and Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05) introduced H.R.6176, the bipartisan Solar Vocational Education and Training for our Servicemembers (VETS) Act, legislation to establish a workforce training program to prepare America’s transitioning military personnel for careers in the solar energy industry.
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK– Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced the annual launch of his “Valentines for Vets” program to collect and distribute Valentine’s Day cards to veterans in Arizona’s First Congressional District.
“Our brave veterans have served our country selflessly and deserve our support and gratitude every day,” said O’Halleran. “A Valentine’s Day card or handwritten note is a meaningful way to express this gratitude and give back to those who have made immense sacrifices for our country.”
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that he had secured $74,136.05 in benefits for a military widow in Arizona’s First Congressional District who had been waiting on the VA to release her pay since June 11, 2019. Following official notice of dispersed benefits, O’Halleran released the following statement:
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that he had secured $84,989.44 in backpay for a veteran in Arizona’s First Congressional District who had been waiting for his disability severance pay since 2005. Following notice of the casework success, Congressman O’Halleran released the following statement:
In 2004, Sergeant Daniel Somers was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard as part of a Tactical Human Intelligence Team. There, he served in over 400 combat missions.
After his second deployment, Daniel was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury suffered during combat and several other medical issues.
Nearly a decade after he joined the military, 30-year-old Daniel died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, down the street from his home in Phoenix.
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, plans to hold a veterans town hall in Eloy next week.
It is one of four town halls he plans in Arizona's Congressional District 1. The other town halls will be in Winslow, Flagstaff and Sedona.
The Eloy town hall will be Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pinal Hispanic Council, 107 E. 4th St.