Legion meetings to focus on health care

Two American Legion committees tasked with monitoring and affecting health care for veterans will meet in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19.

On Jan. 16-17, the Legion’s PTS-TBI Ad-Hoc Committee will hear from several experts in the field of psychology and veterans health care. Speakers will include representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army and the RAND Corporation.

The committee will also make its final recommendations, which will be presented to the National Executive Committee in May.

On Jan. 18-19, the Legion’s Veterans’ Policy Oversight Committee will hear presentations on the defense budget, issues faced by servicemembers transitioning to the civilian world, and the Department of Defense’s commemoration of the Vietnam War’s 50th anniversary. Speakers will include VA and DoD representatives, as well as Legion staff.