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Examining VA's processing of Gulf War Illness Claims
In March 2016, The American Legion testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittees on Oversight and Investigation, and Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs to discuss the adjudication of Gulf War Illness claims for veterans that served in the Persian Gulf since August 2, 1990.
Legion to host veteran, military spouse resource event
The May 24 event in D.C. will feature entrepreneur networking and business education workshops, and serve as official launch of The Veteran Market.
Legislative Hearing on Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz, and distinguished members of the committee; On behalf of Charles E. Schmidt, the National Commander of the largest Veteran Service Organization in the United States of America, representing more than 2 million members of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, we express our support for draft legislation entitled the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 This bill, as currently written, would launch a new era for all who have honorably served in uniform, and for the nation as a whole. It would close current gaps in the existing Post 9/11 GI Bill and guarantee that veterans have access to their hard-earned GI Bill benefits beyond the…
Trump Looked To This Army Wife For Advice On Fixing The VA
This caregiver-turned VA activist had a chance to meet with President Trump on issues veterans face receiving health care.