113th Congress has the fewest number of veterans serving since World War II

The number of veterans serving in the US Congress has been steadily declining over the past 40 years. The 113th session of Congress, serving in both the House and Senate has just 19 percent of their 535 members reporting military service on their resume—yes, down from a peak in 1977 when nearly 80 percent of lawmakers boasted military service.  Although past history has shown military service is not a prerequisite to be a positive advocate for those who serve or have served, it does aid their understanding of what military service entails for both the service member and their family.  This dwindling level of military experience in Congress accentuates the need for AFSA members to communicate their service-related challenges, experiences and sacrifices with their elected officials. To communicate with your elected officials you may phone Congress at 1-888-762-8760 or send them correspondence via AFSA’s CapWiz by clicking HERE. The complete list of both the US House and Senate with military service can be found HERE where the Republicans are listed in Red, Democrats are listed in blue.

This bulletin was cross-posted from HQAFSA.org, the official website for the Air Force Sergeants Association Headquarters. It has been posted here for your convenience. Visit HQAFSA.org for more updates!

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