Centreville Letter: Supporting Veterans

Centreville Letter: Supporting Veterans

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

The problems with veterans’ health care are well documented. The heroes of our nation are being forced to wait, and wait, and wait, and wait some more for much needed medical and mental health services. Perhaps most disconcerting was the news that 30 percent of calls to the VA’s suicide crisis hotline go unanswered. That’s astounding – and unacceptable.

As someone who has spent the past 17 years striving to improve this country’s health care system, particularly for veterans, I know how to spot leadership. Barbara Comstock puts our service members and veterans first, proudly supporting legislation to reduce suicides and make sure that every veteran in trouble gets their call answered right away.

Comstock has always been an advocate for our men and women in military. She supported legislation to give our troops a pay raise and voted to boost defense spending by $18 billion. Those much needed resources will help modernize our military. We can’t expect our troops to win 21st century wars with 20th century equipment.

I’m grateful to Barbara Comstock for her support of our veterans and our military. She’s earned my vote in November.

David Bergman