Rep. Mark Amodei, above, and Rep. Rob Turner, both U.S. Army veterans, have been named to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. AP photo

Two veterans join HVAC

Reps. Mark Amodei of Nevada and Rob Turner of New York, both U.S. Army veterans, are the newest members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The pair's appointment to the committee was announced Oct. 4. (NV-02) and Bob Turner (NY-09), both veterans of the U.S. Army.

Amodei was a prosecutor for the Judge Advocate General Corps in the Army, handling criminal matters from 1984-1987. "As the father of a Gulf War veteran and someone who spent four years on active duty in the United States Army, I am thrilled to be given a chance to serve Nevada's veterans on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs," Amodei said.

Turner was a specialist in the Army from 1962-1965, stationed at Fort Polk, La.

"As a veteran myself, I will respect our government's sacred duty to treat all veterans of the United States Armed Forces with dignity and respect in light of their shared sacrifices in the name of our liberty and freedom," Turner said. "I am honored to have been asked to serve on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and I look forward to working with Chairman Jeff Miller and my fellow committee members to ensure that these honorable individuals are protected."

Turner and Amodei will join the committee at its next full hearing on Oct. 12.