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

Monday, July 13, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, we will continue to follow advance VA appropriations as the Senate looks to debate the issue. Last week, the House passed the first advance VA budget, a critical step which AMVETS' leaders were proud to see.

AMVETS Legislative Director Ray Kelley was quoted on the Stars & Stripes blog about why advance appropriations is so important.

We will also continue to follow unfolding events surrounding VA contracting, burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and student-veterans' "centers of excellence."

Recently, AMVETS leaders were informed that last summer's provision in the Higher Education Act may receive funding for FY2011.

In the coming weeks, we will also keep you posted on the latest convention news, as AMVETS prepares to gather for the 65th annual AMVETS National Convention in New Orleans, La.

As always, we're eager to see photos and stories from the field, and we still eagerly await submissions for our "Women in Service" series. Let us know how we're doing. Leave your comments on our stories, and check back regularly with American Veteran Online for updates.