The 2011 American Legion Boys Nation yearbook that is this year featured on DVD in an interactive PDF format is being mailed to Boys Nation senators and staff, National Officers, NECmen, members of the National Americanism Commission, department adjutants, Boys State directors and chairmen, and program contributors. In addition to providing the customary pictures and narratives, each day’s webcast and news article are linked to that particular day in the yearbook.
Americanism/Children & Youth staff are sending a mailing to Children & Youth Commission members and department chairmen that includes minutes of the last commission meeting and information on various children and youth programs.
Implementation of the new “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” is being reviewed today by a House Veterans Affairs Committee subcommittee. Legion legislative staff is there to monitor the hearing. The legislation, just signed into law by President Obama on Nov. 21, provides tax credits to employers who hire veterans.
The VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program is the subject of an “is it working?” hearing today by a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee. CWT is a vocational rehabilitation program administered by VA that endeavors to match work-ready veterans to jobs and consults with business and industry regarding their employment needs. Legion legislative staff is attending the hearing.
American Legion staff and volunteers are at Department of Veterans Affairs' medical facilities in Vermont (White River Junction and Colchester), Colorado (Glendale and Denver), Wyoming (Cheyenne) and Arizona (Phoenix and Mesa) for System Worth Saving site visits this week. The focus of the visits is rural health care for veterans.
American Legion staff and volunteers are at Department of Veterans Affairs' medical facilities in Vermont (White River Junction and Colchester), Colorado (Glendale and Denver) and Wyoming (Cheyenne) for System Worth Saving site visits this week. The focus of the visits is rural health care for veterans.
American Legion staff and volunteers are heading to Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities Vermont, Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona for System Worth Saving site visits next week. The focus of the visits is rural health care for veterans.
Homegrown terrorist threats are being examined by members of both the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees, American Legion Legislative Deputy Director Dean Stoline is observing the joint session. Stoline is also hearing an overview of America’s current and future roles in Iraq and Afghanistan as presented to a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee. All American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Iraq by the end of this year.