American Legion appeals representative Zack Hearn is at the VA Regional Office in Oakland Calif. this week as part of a team reviewing 50 randomly selected Fully Developed Claim files to gauge accuracy and timeliness of adjudication. Claims that are fully developed – that is, with all needed information initially supplied to VA processors rather than piece meal – streamlines the adjudication process significantly. The Legion is working with VA to develop and fine tune an FDC protocol to aid veterans in obtaining their earned benefits promptly.
The American Legion and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are conducting hiring fairs in Indiana, Vermont and New Jersey. The events are open to veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/events
The American Legion and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are conducting a hiring fait today in Grand Island, Neb., for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. The event is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Heartland Event Center, 700 E. Stolley Park Road. http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/grand-island-ne
Invitations to the 23rd American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Air Rifle National Championships are being sent to the top 15 athletes of each of the sporter and precision categories from the over 1,500 athletes who entered the 2013 American Legion Junior Shooting Sports national postal tournament. The championship competition will be held Aug. 6-11 at the USA Shooting facility on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
National Commander James E. Koutz will be among those in attendance at the White House for a Joining Forces event. During the event, President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses.
National Baseball staff is meeting with representatives of WebStream Productions today to discuss production planning for live webstreaming this August of the 2013 American Legion Baseball World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Steve Gonzalez of the Legion’s Economic Division will be serving as a subject matter expert today at a White House forum on military credentialing and licensing for transportation jobs. Officials from the departments of Transportation, Defense and Labor are among those attending the forum.