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Conducting System Worth Saving site visits in Vermont, Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona

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.

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Conducting System Worth Saving site visits in Vermont, Colorado and Wyoming

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.

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Preparing for System Worth Saving site visits

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.

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Developing website for Junior Law Cadet program

Americanism/Children & Youth staff and web designers are undertaking development of a web page for the Junior Law Cadet program on www.legion.org.

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Attending House, Senate Homeland Security Committee meetings

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.

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Attending House Homeland Security Committee hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee is also considering the national security threat posed by Jihadist uses of social media as recruiting and communications tools. A hearing on this issue is being attended by Jeff Steele, assistant director of the Legion’s Legislative Division.

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Monitoring House Homeland Security Committee hearing

The growing number of attacks on U.S.cyber networks is the topic of a House Homeland Security Committee hearing. Legion Legislative Deputy Director Dean Stoline is monitoring the session.

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Hosting meeting with the Office of the Secretary of the Army Senate Liaison Division

The American Legion in Washington is hosting a meeting with the Office of the Secretary of the Army Senate Liaison Division. The division’s chief, deputy and five liaison officers will be briefed on the Legion’s legislative priorities, programs and activities by the Legion’s Legislative director and staff, Economic director, director of Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, and acting director of National Security/Foreign Relations.

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Attending subcommittee hearing on suicide among military veterans

Ian de Planque,deputy director of the Legion's Legislative Division, is attending a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee subcommittee hearing on veterans suicides.

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Giving a webcast presentation on education benefits for military family and spouses

Economic Division staffers Mark Walker and Denise Williams are giving a webcast “Military Student Day” presentation today. Their talk concerns American Legion programs available to veterans and their families. It is being broadcast to over 60 U.S. colleges and universities by an organization called CollegeWeekLive (http://www.collegeweeklive.com/).

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