News from Congressman Scott Peters 


September 3, 2014

Dear Friend, 

One of the most important roles for Congress is to honor our promises to those serving our country, veterans, and their supportive families.  In the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to join Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Marines at Camp Pendleton, and open a VA facility in Sorrento Valley. My office is also starting the annual process of helping students get a nomination to one of our nation’s service academies. If you, or someone you know, are interested in attending a service academy next year, please see below for more information.

Meeting with Marines at Camp Pendleton

Recently I had the honor of joining Defense Secretary Hagel on his visit to Camp Pendleton. Secretary Hagel answered questions from the Marines and thanked them and their families for their continued sacrifices to protect our country.  The Secretary focused his discussion on the need to ensure our servicemembers can successfully transition to civilian life. In San Diego we take that goal very seriously, which is why earlier this year I brought together military commanders, non-profit organizations, and veterans’ community leaders to launch the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP). MTSP will provide new veterans with a central portal to access vital information on housing, benefits, and employment. 

Talking with Defense Secretary Hagel during a visit to Camp Pendleton

Opening a Local Veterans’ Healthcare Clinic

I was pleased to help open the new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare clinic in Sorrento Valley. This facility will make accessing care more convenient for thousands of San Diego’s veterans. Our veterans and their families deserve the care and benefits that we promised them. Filling staff shortages and vigilant oversight will go a long way to improving what has long been an unresponsive and broken VA system.

 Cutting the ribbon at the new Sorrento Valley VA facility

Service Academy Nominations

Interested in attending a service academy? Each year I have the privilege of nominating outstanding individuals from the 52nd District. My office is now accepting nomination applications for the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.  Application packets are due to my office no later than 4:00 PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014. Find more information, visit my website here. 

Serving You

One of the most important jobs I have as a member of Congress is to help my constituents break through the bureaucratic log-jam of government red tape to get the answers and benefits you are due. If you feel like you’re not able to navigate the complex federal bureaucracy, my office is here to help. Between backlogged benefits, immigration and visa issues, passport help, and veteran’s claims, I am working for you. For more information on these services visit or call my office at (858)455-5550.  

Members of my staff at various community events informing San Diegans about services we offer


Staying in Contact

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One of the most important jobs I have in Congress is providing a number of constituent services. As always if you have any questions, are having trouble with a federal agency, or want to weigh in on a particular issue, feel free to email me or call my offices at 202-225-0508 or 858-455-5550.



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