Veterans

Our veterans have faithfully served our country, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have the best care when they return home. My office is available to help veterans if they are having problems with the VA.

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January 22, 2020 Press Release

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.”

January 13, 2020 Press Release

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:

December 16, 2019 Press Release

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:

November 6, 2019 In The News

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.

October 29, 2019 In The News

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.

October 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced four upcoming veterans town halls in Arizona’s First Congressional District.

“Our veterans have served our country selflessly, and it is our responsibility to ensure they have access to the resources they were promised when they return home. I look forward to hearing from veterans in my district about their concerns and bringing those concerns to the attention of Congress.”

Event details are as follows:

**UPDATED: Winslow's Town Hall has been cancelled due to illness**

October 18, 2019 In The News

There was no doubt in Ron Maassen’s mind where his father’s latest military honor would be displayed.


“It’s going back to Wisconsin,” he said. “We still have the old family house where I grew up. There’s a wall that has many of his other honors hung. There’s a little museum and memorial right there for him.”

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, Representative Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.) joined Congressmen Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) to re-introduce the bipartisan Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act, legislation to encourage the construction of veteran nursing care homes on tribal lands by closing a loophole that prevents them from receiving federal construction and operations grant money. 

September 25, 2019 In The News

On Friday, the Prescott VA honored National POW/MIA Recognition Day by remembering the sacrifices of those captured and imprisoned by the enemy, and those for whom their families still grieve as their fate remains unknown.

About 150 civic leaders, community residents and members of all branches of the military attended the event, which included a presentation by Medical Center Director Barbara Oemcke to World War II Prisoner of War Peter Marshall, who was held captive for 1,368 days.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

CASA GRANDE—This week, Congressman O’Halleran (AZ-01) welcomed Rudy Cota III to join his Casa Grande office as a Veterans Services Representative.

“Our veterans served bravely, and when they return from defending our country, they deserve our support and respect,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “I’m pleased that Rudy will be joining our team to serve Arizona veterans and ensure they receive the benefits and honors they have earned.”

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