The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Monday, June 8, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, we will highlight the VA's need to properly implement the Uniformed Mental Health Care Services Handbook by September 2009. Recently, AMVETS testified on the new VA standards and the poor compliance numbers to this point. We will look in depth at the issue and why proper implementation is critical in meeting the needs of the veterans' community.

We will also keep you up to date on pending legislation and Wednesday's House VA Committee mark-up on several key veterans' bills.

We will also reflect on the 65th anniversary of D-Day, which took place on Saturday. AMVETS posts and departments from around the country gathered this weekend to honor those who fought in the key battle and many of America's heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy.

Also, check in for updates on this summer's AMVETS National Convention and the AMVETS Symposium for 21st Century Veterans.

As always, we are looking for reader submissions for Keeping Posted and Women in Service content so that we can highlight the work of our organization nationwide.

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