As a veteran, I know firsthand that ensuring our military veterans receive the benefits they have earned is a top priority. I joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating high school and served on active duty from 1987 to 1992. I also served in the Air National Guard from 1992-1995. My service gives me the strong perspective that our country owes the millions of military retirees and veterans who have defended our freedoms around the globe an incredible gratitude.
South Carolinian veterans can be assured I will continue to fight against President Obama's attack on TRICARE and the benefits our veterans have earned. I will also work diligently to address homelessness, mental health issues and other important aspects within the veterans' community.