Military and Veterans

Supporting the National Guard. Senator Coons is committed to helping the Guard fulfill its dual role as a first responder at the state and local levels and supporting its role as an operational reserve with the Active Duty military abroad.  Senator Coons is an active member of the Senate National Guard Caucus and an advocate for Guard-related legislation, including his successful efforts to enhance the Guard’s State Partnership Program and ensure benefits for Guardsmen deployed abroad.

Securing the Role of Dover Air Force Base. Dover Air Force Base is central to the economy of Kent County and provides good jobs to thousands of Delawareans.  Dover is both a strategic airlift hub vital to U.S. military operations abroad and the first place on American soil to which our fallen service members return.  Senator Coons is dedicated to expanding these two important duties and supporting continued military construction at Dover.

Upholding our Sacred Bond to Veterans. The American people have a sacred bond with our servicemembers.  We must maintain that bond when they serve abroad and when they return home.  Senator Coons is committed to preventing veterans’ homelessness and to helping veterans find employment, both through legislation and veterans’ jobs fairs he hosts with the Delaware Congressional delegation twice per year.