Legion staff and volunteers are manning a booth at the Great American Outdoor Show. The event features nearly 1,000 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, and archery. At 2:30 pm today, Legion staff with talk with National Rifle Association News about the Legion’s Junior Shooting Sports program. Listen on SiriusXM Patriot 125 or online at www.nranews.com.
The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force is conducting a town hall meeting tonight to discuss the quality of health care veterans receive at the Dallas VA Medical Center. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 511, 3607 South R L Thornton Freeway, Dallas.
Legion staff is meeting with staff from the office of Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., to discuss proposed legislation prohibiting the closure of commissaries and base exchanges, as well as to express opposition to proposed budget cuts aimed at the commissary system.
Staff from the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rebabiliation, and Legislative divisions are members with the House Committee on Appropriations. The committee is seeking feedback on three Departments of Veterans Affairs’ programs: Project HERO (Health Effectiveness through Resource Optimization), Project ARCH (Access Received Closer to Home) and PC3 (Patient-Centered Community Care).
American Legion Legislative Director Louis Celli is testifying at a hearing by the House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations: "Contracting Away Accountability – Reverse Auctions in Federal Agency Acquisitions."
Members of the System Worth Saving Task Force are evaluating the quality of health care at the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kans., and the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia.
Verna Jones and Zachary Hearn of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division are meeting with Department of Justice representatives, regarding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and how it impacts the veterans’ community.
Department of New Mexico Legion Family members and American Legion Riders are joining American Legion National Headquarters staff members for an Operation Comfort Warriors shopping trip to purchase electronics and personal hygiene items for patients of the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The facility is receiving aquatic therapy equipment, an underwater tread cycle, and the spinal cord injury unit is also receiving an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant pool table.