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

Monday, September 28, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, the latest print issue will head downrange. Be on the look-out for the latest issue in the coming weeks.

American Veteran will also continue to follow AMVETS National Legislative Department, as Congress is back into full swing. On Wednesday, AMVETS will be on hand for a hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to address a series of veterans' issues ranging from PTSD to VA contracting. AMVETS Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof has submitted testimony for the record.

American Veteran will also highlight the AMVETS Riders' first national program, supporting the Camp Hope Riders in an effort to raise funds to finance a retreat for wounded warriors.

We will also monitor implementation of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, with VA set to make its next round of payments on Thursday, Oct. 1. We will also follow implementation of VA's emergency living stipends for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which will first be available on Friday, Oct. 2 for veterans experiencing payment delays. AMVETS first suggested advance payments in late August, when reports of late G.I. Bill payments first surfaced.

As always, we're eager to hear what's happening in the field. We're also eager to hear your comments on our stories.

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