This week at American Veteran, Congress reconvenes in Washington and AMVETS national legislative department will be out in force on Capitol Hill, serving our veterans.
On Thursday, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs will host a hearing on veterans' employment, sparked by recent unemployment figures among young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Later Thursday, AMVETS will also be meeting with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) to discuss assistance dogs for wounded veterans, following up on March's Capitol Hill visits.
This week, American Veteran will also highlight the latest recipient of the James H. Parke Memorial Scholarship, which AMVETS helped to present last week in Ohio. Parke was VA's first director of voluntary services, or VAVS.
This week also marks the editorial deadline for the spring issue of American Veteran magazine. If your post or department has photos you would like to submit for the Keeping Posted section, or if you would like to submit a letter to the editor for publication consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 16.
American Veteran will also continue to follow the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and VA's recent recoupment of emergency check funds. As the week progresses and as leaders reconvene in Washington, check back regularly with American Veteran Online for updates.