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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

After technical difficulties yesterday, American Veteran Online once again has the ability to post. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This week at American Veteran, we will continue to follow the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and the reported delays in benefits payments. Over the last couple of weeks, AMVETS has received numerous complaints from veterans and their loved ones over missed payments and the resulting financial hardships. AMVETS leaders continue to pressure VA for answers on Chapter 33 and when benefits will be delivered. In the meantime, we are still eager to hear about the issues student-veterans face across the country.

American Veteran will also be following the AMVETS Riders, who will take part in the 61-day national ride, raising money to support "Camp Hope," a retreat in North Carolina for wounded and disabled veterans to enjoy outdoor sports. The retreat was founded in honor of Marine Pfc. Christopher White, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. The ride kicked off yesterday and AMVETS Riders from around the country are slated to participate in all 53 legs of the ride over the next two months. Check in regularly for updates on the ride.

The print edition of American Veteran magazine also closes this week, which means this is the last chance to submit content for Keeping Posted. We are always eager to hear what is happening in the field, and if we cannot fit it in the print edition, we are always open to posting stories on this blog.

If there is anything else you would like to share with us on American Veteran Online, we're always eager to hear from you.

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