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Printing copies of the Eagle Scout of the Year application

Legion staff is printing 5,000 copies of the 2012 Eagle Scout of the Year application for distribution to departments.

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Attending Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee session

The Legion is attending a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee session called “Meeting the Needs of Service Members and Veterans."

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Attending Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on status of al Qaeda

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets today, the Legion will be in attendance. The committee is discussing the status of al Qaeda, the Taliban and other extremist groups. Al Qaeda’s future as it relates to U.S. interests is also being considered by the House Foreign Affairs Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade subcommittee. The Legion is monitoring that meeting as well.

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Attending House Appropriations Committee hearing on military construction budget bill

The Legion is attending a session of the House Appropriations Committee as the military construction budget bill for the next fiscal year is being put into its final form.

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Making final travel arrangements for Junior Shooting Sports competitors

Legion staff is making final travel arrangements for the 30 junior athletes who will be competing in this year’s American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on August 2-7.

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Mailing state, regional and national championship medals to the Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament winners.

Mailing state, regional and national championship medals to the Junior Shooting Sports National Tournament individual and team champions. The individual national champions will be determined at the 21st American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Championships on August 2-7, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Attending of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces

Legion staff is attending a meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces. Past National Commander David Rehbein is a member of the 14-person task force, while staffer Brian Buckler, the Legion's Medical Evaluation Board/Physical Evaluation Board representative, is speaking at the session.

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Monitoring Senate committee hearing on seamless transition.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is conducting a hearing concerning the return of service members to the civilian world. The “Seamless Transition – Improving Interagency Collaboration” is being monitored by the Legion’s Legislative Division.

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Attending Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Pakistan

Representatives of the Legion’s Legislative Division are attending a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled “Strategic Implications of Pakistan and the Region.” In light of recently intensified tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan over the Osama bin Laden operation, former National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones Jr. will testify.

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