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Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.
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Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. Scroll down to view more resources.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03), alongside Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC), introduced a resolution to honor North Carolinians and other members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in the attack on the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. The resolution also formally recognizes all U.S. servicemembers who served our country in the Global War on Terror over the last 20 years.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released the following statement in response to House Democrats’ attempt to conceal reprehensible “red flag” laws in the FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Red flag laws unlawfully target law-abiding veteran gun owners by stripping away their Second Amendment rights based on legal allegations that lack due process, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) accepted the prestigious Hero Defender Award from the John P. Mayhugh Foundation in recognition of his outstanding work as an voice for veterans in Congress and for his steadfast leadership as both a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus.
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) spoke on the House floor to honor the life and sacrifice of U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicole L. Gee who died in a terrorist attack on August 26, 2021 while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. You can watch Dr. Murphy’s full speech here..
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) cosponsored a bipartisan bill to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) Ranking Member Mike Bost (IL-12) led a letter to HVAC Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) urging him to reconvene HVAC immediately to conduct a full committee hearing about the implications of the failed Afghanistan withdrawal on the mental and emotional wellbeing of our nation’s veterans.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released the following statement mourning the passing of Sergeant Nicole L. Gee who died in a terrorist attack on Thursday while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) offered remarks in support of his bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4233, The Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act during a House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing.
Washington, D.C. – Recently, Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) introduced a resolution to designate the month of July as “National Independence and Veterans Appreciation Month” to celebrate and honor veterans in the Third District and around the country.