Recent Press Releases and News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will sail in on the USS Iwo Jima as she and the USS Fort McHenry move to Naval Station Mayport for their official homeporting ceremony on Sunday, August 17. Crenshaw will also make official remarks at the event.

“It will be a great honor to sail in on the Iwo Jima as she and the USS Fort McHenry join the USS New York to complete the homeporting of this Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) at Naval Station Mayport,” said Crenshaw. “Northeast Florida welcomes the 2,000 sailors and families who will call this region home, and our top notch defense and ship repair industry will keep these ships ready to serve whenever and wherever they are needed.”

• WHAT: USS Iwo Jima and USS Fort McHenry homeporting ceremony at Naval Station Mayport

• WHEN: Sunday, August 17

• WHERE: Naval Station Mayport

• TIME: Formal comment portion of the ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m.

• SPECIFIC DETAILS: Media wishing to cover the event are requested to be at the Naval Station Mayport's MAIN GATE Pass/Decal parking lot at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 17. Please have vehicle registration, proof of insurance, driver's license and media credentials.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will join Congressman Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’Affairs, at a Veterans’ Issues Forum, at the Five STAR Veterans Center, in Jacksonville on Tuesday, August 19 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The event will be moderated by Kent Justice, WJXT-TV anchor and host of “This Week in Jacksonville.”

“Our veterans and their families are devoted to country and have given selflessly so that we may live in liberty and freedom,” said Crenshaw. “My commitment to them: Fight to ensure they receive the benefits they have earned and deserve. Thanks go out to the Five STAR and local veterans groups for organizing the August 19 forum. It’s a great public service and a welcome opportunity to talk directly to Northeast Florida veterans, and more importantly address their questions and concerns and bring that feedback directly to the debate on Capitol Hill.”

• WHAT: Veterans’ Issues Forum, hosted by the Five STAR Veterans Center with the Veterans from the DAV, American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, Marine Corps League, VVA and the Jacksonville Semper Fidelis Society.

• WHEN: Tuesday, August 19

• WHERE: Five STAR Veterans Center, 40 Acme Street, Jacksonville, Florida

• TIME: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

• BACKGROUND: The forum is free and open to the public and will include a discussion on veterans issues, including healthcare, employment, education and benefits. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions which will be addressed in a Q and A panel moderated by Kent Justice. During the event, Leroy Barrett-King, known as “LJ” will detail the care he received at the VA Out Patient Clinic and the Five STAR Veterans Center.

• DETAILS: Veterans and their families who plan to attend are requested to RSVP to Suzie.Loving@5StarVeteransCenter.org or call 904-723-5950.

• CONTACTS:

- Greg Frazier, Five STAR Veterans Center, gregfraz@gmail.com and 904-654-4966

- Barbara Riley, Crenshaw Communications Director, Barbara.Riley@mail.house.gov and 202-225-2501.

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Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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