The Legion’s National Executive Committee will hear reports from the 100th Anniversary Observance Committee, and the Economic, Internal Affairs, Americanism, Children & Youth, National Security, Foreign Relations and Legislative commissions.
The Legion is attending three committee hearings today: the House Committee on Veterans Affairs markup of legislation, the Senate Armed Services Committee review of Army modernization in the fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the House Armed Services Committee review of national defense priorities for the fiscal 2014 NDAA.
The Legion’s National Executive Committee will hear reports from the Centennial Task Force for the Future, the TBI/PTS Ad Hoc Committee, the System Worth Saving Task Force, the Membership & Post Activities Committee, and the Finance, American Legion Magazine, Public Relations, Convention, and Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation commissions. Watch live streaming beginning at 9 a.m. EDT at www.legiontv.org.
American Legion appeals representative Zack Hearn is at the VA Regional Office in Oakland Calif. this week as part of a team reviewing 50 randomly selected Fully Developed Claim files to gauge accuracy and timeliness of adjudication. Claims that are fully developed – that is, with all needed information initially supplied to VA processors rather than piece meal – streamlines the adjudication process significantly. The Legion is working with VA to develop and fine tune an FDC protocol to aid veterans in obtaining their earned benefits promptly.
The American Legion and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are conducting hiring fairs in Indiana, Vermont and New Jersey. The events are open to veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/events
The American Legion and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are conducting a hiring fait today in Grand Island, Neb., for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. The event is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Heartland Event Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Road. http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/grand-island-ne
Invitations to the 23rd American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Air Rifle National Championships are being sent to the top 15 athletes of each of the sporter and precision categories from the over 1,500 athletes who entered the 2013 American Legion Junior Shooting Sports national postal tournament. The championship competition will be held Aug. 6-11 at the USA Shooting facility on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.