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

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, we will report on yesterday's somber wreath-laying at Arlington National Ceremony in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.

We will also follow up on last weekend's meeting of the AMVETS National Executive Committee at the BWI Hilton in Linthicum, Md., where AMVETS leaders gathered to discuss the way forward for the organization. AMVETS leaders also unveiled, the new online resource to help concerned citizens report phony veterans.

American Veteran will also follow the work of AMVETS National Legislative Department throughout the week. AMVETS National Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof will participate in a series of meetings throughout the week pertaining to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and veterans' federal employment. AMVETS has become a critical voice on veterans' employment since testifying on oversight issues for veteran-owned small businesses last spring.

We will also continue to follow VA's implementation of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. As of Monday morning, VA reported that 61,000 claims for the new benefits still await processing.

At American Veteran, we're always eager to hear what's happening at posts and departments around the country, so please feel free to share your stories with us. And, as always, let us know what you think.

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