Members of the Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force are visiting the VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, today and tomorrow. Task force members will interview administrators and inspect the facilities as part of a year-long fact-finding tour of VA medical facilities nationwide.
Members of the Legion's PTS-TBS ad-hoc committee are meeting at the Legion's Washington office. The committee is looking at the way DoD and VA treat both conditions, as well as exploring alternate treatment methods.
Americanism and Children & Youth staff are conducting flag-etiquette training sessions at the Department of Wisconsin Mid-Winter Conference, and are also attending the Department of Vermont’s Mid-Winter Conference to share information about youth programs.
The Legion’s Legislative Division in Washington is preparing its agenda for the newly convened 112th Congress. The House Veterans Affairs Committee, under incoming chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has scheduled its first meeting next Wednesday; several Legion Legislative staffers will attend.
Members of the Legion’s System Worth Saving task force are visiting the Dallas VA Medical Center to ascertain the facility’s quality of patient care and learn of the medical center’s progress in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress.
National Commander Jimmie L. Foster is meeting with John Berry, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The two are discussing the national unemployment crisis and how government agencies are stepping up their efforts to hire more veterans.
American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2011 American Legion Baseball catalog to 4,500 members of The American Legion family. Individuals who placed a Baseball-related order with Emblem Sales in 2010 will receive a catalog, as well as all team business managers from 2010. Catalogs will arrive in mailboxes during the next two weeks. Baseball items may also be purchased online at http://emblem.legion.org/Baseball/departments/346/.