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

Monday, April 19, 2010

This Week at American Veteran

This week at American Veteran, we will follow hearings in both the House and Senate committees on Veterans Affairs. Wednesday, the Senate committee will hear testimony on VA's implementation of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and on Thursday the House committee will seek to address the VA's controversial fiduciary program. American Veteran will post video links the morning of each hearing. We will also post AMVETS leaders' thoughts on each of these critical issues.

This week, AMVETS will also play a role in hosting the annual VA Research Week Forum with the nation's other leading veterans' organizations on Thursday at VA headquarters in Washington. VA leaders and top researchers from around the country will converge on Washington for the week to discuss advancements in fields such as rehabilitation, neurology, and Gulf War research. American Veteran will follow the day's events closely.

AMVETS Deputy National Legislative Director Christina Roof will also be out in force on Capitol Hill, mustering support for a letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki asking for an update on the VA's assistance dog study.

This week, American Veteran will also highlight the work of two veterans in Congress, Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) who introduced a bipartisan resolution late last week, expressing the sense of Congress on military funeral protests.

Finally, the editorial staff of American Veteran magazine will begin to lay out the spring print edition of American Veteran magazine this week. Any last-minute submissions should be submitted to this week. Be on the look-out for the new issue in early May.

As always, we're eager to hear from you, our readers about the blog and the magazine, so please leave us your comments.

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