MILFORD- Scott Brown met with local veterans at the Milford VFW this evening to hear their concerns and outline his priorities to improve health care and reduce the VA backlog. Next week, Brown will retire from the Army National Guard after 35 years of service.
“Our veterans and their families have served our nation with honor and made incredible sacrifices to protect our homeland,” said Brown. “I remain committed to holding Washington accountable, reducing the VA backlog and focusing on commonsense solutions to provide our war heroes with the health care access they need and deserve.”
“Scott Brown is one of us,” said retired Marine Corp Sergeant Major Paul Chevalier. “Washington is broken and veterans know that Scott Brown is a proven leader and soldier who will fight on our behalf. He has a deep understanding of the issues we face everyday, and I have every confidence that he will work hard to reduce the VA backlog and ensure that we have improved access to health care and benefits, without driving hours to see a doctor.”
During his remarks, Brown discussed some of his personal experiences from serving in the military and how they influenced his priorities while holding public office, like protecting TRICARE and improving employment opportunities. Brown emphasized the urgency to coordinate resources between the VA and local hospitals to improve access to care. New Hampshire does not have a full-service VA hospital with emergency or inpatient care.
Scott Brown joined the Army National Guard at age 19 and was promoted to an officer, later becoming branch qualified as an infantry, quartermaster and Judge Advocate General.