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Attending meeting of VA's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

National staff of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division are attending a three-day meeting of VA's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Updates will be given on benefits and services for women veterans.

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Attending meeting of VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

National staff of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division are attending a three-day meeting of VA's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans. Updates will be given on benefits and services for women veterans.

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Meeting with VA to discuss System Worth Saving site visits

The VA&R Health Care Policy Unit is meeting with VA officials to discuss The American Legion's next round of System Worth Saving site visits that will focus on patient satisfaction and the overall quality of VA health care. Legion national staff will speak with Roxane Rusch, acting assistant deputy under secretary for quality, safety and value, and Dr. David Daigh, assistant inspector general for health inspections.

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Attending meeting at White House

Legion staff from the Washington office and other veterans service organizations are attending a meeting at the White House on the US Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIA Affairs.

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Attending Senate subcommittee hearing

The American Legion is attending a hearing by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. The VA budget for fiscal 2013 will be discussed.

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Attending Senate committee hearings

The American Legion is attending a hearing by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on "Ending Homelessness Among Veterans: VA's Progress on its Five-Year Plan. The Legion is also attending a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel: "Active, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program."

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Attending Girl Scouts anniversary celebration

Americanism/Children & Youth staff are attending the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana patriotic 100th anniversary celebration at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis to assist with the flag detail.

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Participating in annual conference of National Association of Secondary School Principals

Representatives of The American Legion’s National Committee on Education are exhibiting at the annual conference of National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Tampa, Fla., to share information with secondary school teachers, counselors, and principals from across the nation about academic scholarships, youth programs and flag education.

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Coordinating Boys Boys/Girls Nation appointments with senators

The program directors of The American Legion Boys Nation and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation are meeting together to coordinate the scheduling of appointments for delegates to meet with their U.S. senators in Washington this summer, and to review implementation of online registration for the annual National Combined Americanism Conference this fall.

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Preparing to mail 2012 Legion Baseball rule books.

The 2012 American Legion Baseball Rule Book is complete and in the process of being mailed to all state baseball chairman. A copy of the rule book can also be found online at http://www.legion.org/publications/160898/baseball-rule-book.

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