This week at American Veteran, we are in full convention mode, preparing for the 66th annual AMVETS National Convention, taking place next week at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. During this year's convention, AMVETS is also hosting its 2010 Symposium for 21st Century Veterans.
American Veteran will be on hand bringing you up-to-the-minute updates from the convention floor, the symposium business sessions, and the 2010 AMVETS Expo, featuring dozens of exhibitors looking to serve the veterans' community.
As we reported last week, the latest issue of American Veteran magazine has gone to print. We will bring you a preview of the new issue shortly, which features stories on POW/MIA recovery, wounded warrior services, and the latest news from around the AMVETS community. In the meantime, be on the look-out for the summer issue of American Veteran in your mailbox, featuring golf legend Jack Nicklaus, who recently helped to design the new American Lake Veterans Golf Course in Washington.
This week, Congress adjourned for the summer district work period, but that does not mean that the work stops on Capitol Hill for AMVETS. AMVETS legislative team continues to work with staffers to advance critical legislation to better serve our veterans, such as the new proposal to update the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, continued discussions on how to alleviate the VA claims backlog, and new potential legislation to better serve disabled veterans using assistance animals.
As always, we're eager to hear your comments, so please feel free to post on any of the threads you see on this blog.
We look forward to seeing each of you at convention this year in Louisville. We'll be the ones with the giant camera, so be sure to smile.