Denise Williams, the Legion’s assistant director for Health Policy, is attending the third annual conference on psychological health and traumatic brain injury in Boston this week. The focus of the conference is to provide information regarding mild traumatic brain injury on active-duty servicemembers and their families, drawing connections between mild TBI, post-traumatic stress and other social and psychological factors. The conference is also to help attendees understand the current Department of Defense/CENTCOM policies with regard to TBI/PTS.
American Legion staff is providing an advanced site tour of National Headquarters to representatives of the USS Saint Paul Association, who will be having their national reunion in Indianapolis the summer of 2012.
National Commander Jimmie Foster is taking part in the National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham, Ala., today, while National Vice Commander William Schrier is participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery,
While VA has pledged that Operation New Dawn veterans will not be excluded from benefits offered to those who served in OIF/OEF, The American Legion is urging Congress to pass legislation that will offer further protection
The National Americanism Division staff is sending information to five departments that were selected as “focus states” by The American Legion and the National Forensic League to concentrate promotion of The American Legion Oratorical Contest.
The Department of New Hampshire – assisted by Michele Steinmetz, assistant director of the National Internal Affairs Division – is in New Durham, N.H., this week with members of American Legion Post 113, to assist them with their revitalization in their community.
American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2011 merchandise catalog to 85,000 members of The American Legion family. Members who have placed an order with Emblem Sales during the last three years will receive a catalog. Catalogs will arrive in mailboxes during the next two weeks.