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Attending Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing

National staff from the Legislative and Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation divisions are attending a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing: “VA Mental Health: Evaluating Access and Accessing Care.”

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Attending Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee meeting

Legislative staff is attending a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel hearing. Topic: the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act as it pertains to active-duty, reserve, National Guard and civilian personnel programs. Staff also is attending a House Budget Committee hearing on replacing the sequester for automatic cuts to the federal budget.

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Conducting System Worth Saving site visits in South Carolina, North Carolina

The Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force is conducting site visits of VA medical centers in Columbia, S.C., and Durham, N.C., to evaluate their overall quality of health care and patient satisfaction. Task force members will interview administrators, staff and patients.

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Conducting System Worth Saving focus groups in South Carolina, North Carolina

The Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force is conducting two veterans focus groups in Columbia, S.C., and Durham, N.C., to discuss the overall quality of VA health care and patient satisfaction.

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Testifying at Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs field hearing

Western Region National Vice Commander Merv Gunderson is testifying in Billings, Mont., at a field hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The 10:30 a.m. hearing is in the Parmly Billings Library at 510 N. Broadway. The topic is "Improving Access to Quality Healthcare for Rural Veterans."

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Touring Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, Ga.

In support of the Legion's Reconnect program for outreach to servicemembers and military families, the national adjutant and several executive directors/division directors are touring the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, Ga.

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Touring Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, Ga.

In support of the Legion's Reconnect program for outreach to servicemembers and military families, the national adjutant and several executive directors/division directors are touring the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, Ga.

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Making System Worth Saving site visits in Nebraska, New Jersey

The System Worth Saving Task Force is making site visits to VA medical centers in Omaha, Neb. and Lyons, N.J. They are interviewing administrators, staff and patients about the quality of VA health care and patient satisfaction.
Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20

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Testifying before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Randall Fisher, service officer for The American Legion's Department of Kentucky, is testifying at a hearing before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The topic is "Perspective of Department Service Officers on the VA disability benefits adjudication process."

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Hosting focus groups to discuss the quality of VA health care

The System Worth Saving Task Force is hosting veterans focus groups in Omaha, Neb., and Lyons, N.J., to discuss the quality of VA health care and patient satisfaction.

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