Palin, whose son served in the military, bemoaned government bureaucracy and the roadblocks veterans face when accessing healthcare.
“The reason that you don’t hear about them is because our vets don’t whine. They’re not wired to complain,” she told the audience.
The former governor said the government should give veterans access to healthcare vouchers so they seek healthcare without going through Veteran Affairs clinics. She also suggested that vets with job-related skills should be able to test out of certification programs and that their benefits should be safeguarded.
Palin's biggest applause line came when she hit the Obama administration on its approach to combating the Islamic State.
"We can't kill our way out of war? Oh really? Tell that to the Nazis! Oh wait, you can't. They're dead. We killed them," she said.