Americanism staff are making final housing arrangements for 30 contestants, along with each of their chaperones, and 15 contest staff in preparation of the 21st annual American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Championships in Colorado Springs this August.
The American Legion's Family Support Network is ready to provide immediate assistance to service personnel and families whose lives have been directly affected by Operation Iraqi Freedom and America's war on terror. For assistance call (800) 504-4098 or www.legion.org/familysupport.
Legion staff is attending a business meeting of the full House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Committee. The purpose of the gathering is to approve a list of planned activities for the committee this legislative session.
The U.S. House Small Business Contracting and Workforce subcommittee is discussing government outsourcing of small business jobs. Legion staff is monitoring the hearing. The Legion strongly endorses measures to mandate the award of government contracts, when appropriate, to veteran-owned small businesses.
Legion testimony for the record has been submitted for a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing today. Members are discussing progress being made to solve mismanagement problems at Arlington National Cemetery.
The online American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association is now open for business. All former participants and staff of American Legion youth programs are invited to join by visiting www.legion.org/youthalumni.