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Issue Position: Veterans

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Bill Owens is an Air Force veteran who served as a Captain at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. He comes from a family with a long military tradition. His great grandfather served in the Civil War, his uncle in World War I and his father served in World War II. As a veteran himself, Owens thinks that by asking the men and women of our Armed Forces to put their lives on the line to defend America, we have an obligation to care for them when they come home.

Like all Northern and Central New Yorkers, Bill recognizes how important it is to give our troops and their families the care they need. Their service is what keeps America safe and free, and from the men and women at Fort Drum to those all across the globe we must continually do our part to honor their courage and sacrifice.

In Congress, Owens will fight for our veterans, and for the brave soldiers still fighting in America's conflicts today. Bill will work tirelessly to ensure that soldiers' homes cannot be foreclosed upon when they are overseas, and that our veterans get the health care they deserve, especially those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. America has asked a lot of its sons and daughters, and Bill believes that we must be ready to give something back.


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