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

Monday, August 3, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This morning, Isaac Pacheco, editor of American Veteran magazine, is on hand at the official kick-off of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill at George Mason University in Virginia. President Barack Obama, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) , and VA Secretary Erik Shinseki will be on hand to celebrate this morning's roll-out of the new landmark education benefit. Check back with American Veteran Online later today for updates and photos from this morning's event.

Next week, AMVETS will travel to New Orleans for the 65th annual AMVETS National Convention. American Veteran will be on hand reporting on the convention with up-to-the-minute information, such as Secretary Shinseki's address to the delegation on Tuesday afternoon and the keynote speech from Dana Bowman, the retired Army Golden Knights paratrooper and AMVETS member who lost both of his legs in a skydiving accident in 1994.

All this week at American Veteran Online, we will highlight the city of New Orleans for AMVETS members joining us for the convention. We will show you some of the best dining spots in the city and some of the best nightlife that the Big Easy has to offer.

Check back all this week for updates, and, as always, we're eager to hear what you have to say.

(Photo: President Obama delivers his remarks at George Mason University, officially launching the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco. To view more of Pacheco's photos from this morning's announcement, Click Here.)

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