Legion’s Legislative Division Deputy Director Dean Stoline is attending the Senate Committee on Homeland Security’s hearing regarding the proposed Department of Homeland Security budget for the 2012 fiscal year.
Legion Legislative Division Director Tim Tetz is testifying before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is giving the Legion’s view of the Department of Veterans Affairs budget request for fiscal 2012.
Dean Stoline and Jeff Steele of the Legion’s Legislative Division are attending a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting concerning the Department of Defense Authorization Bill – the defense budget – for the coming fiscal year.
Freddy Gessner, assistant director of the National Security/Foreign Relations Division, is participating in a discussion with key members of the Department of State and USAID on the impact of the recently released fiscal 2012 budget proposal.
Americanism staff is sending out packets that contain materials for American Legion Boys State directors to acknowledge the Samsung American Legion Scholarship finalist that will be selected from each of their programs this spring. Each packet contains an award plaque and certificate for presentation to each finalist, and public relations materials.
Barry Searle, director of the Legion’s National Security/Foreign Relations Division, is meeting with the new Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Searle and Sarah Farnsworth are discussing ways of streamlining communications between the Legion and the Department of Defense.
A Legion System Worth Saving inspection team is spending the week examining facilities and interviewing administrators and staff at the Denver VA Medical Center. Task force teams travel nationwide throughout the year to help assure VA medical facilities offer the best care possible for military veterans.
Legion D.C. staffers are attending at press conference announcing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ fiscal 2012 budget request. VA’s budget plan is formulated in part with the assistance and guidance of the Legion.