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The American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure

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American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure

WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits

to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

"Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health," American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt said. "Those who have served at Camp Lejeune and are

now suffering from illnesses linked to contamination cannot be left to confront these diseases as if they were not in any way connected to their time on base. We are here to see this does not happen."

Groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune  was stated specifically in American Legion Resolution No. 118, passed unanimously by delegates at the 98th  National Convention in Cincinn…

Veterans Events & Announcements 1/19 to 2/19

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is no new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-ev…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 1/12 to 2/12

Listed below are the events I have for the next 30 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is 3 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html
If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-eve…

Legislative information GovTrack Update for Jan. 11 2017

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You Are Tracking Congress This is your email update from GovTrack.us.  Email Updates Jan 9, 2017 — Introduced H.R. 369: To eliminate the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. David "Phil" Roe [R-TN1] This bill was referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration. Rep. David "Phil" Roe [R-TN1] is a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Rep. David "Phil" Roe [R-TN1] is a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health. You are seeing this event because you subscribe to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Jan 9, 2017 — Introduced S. 75: A bill to provide for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during…

President-Elect Trump announces choice for VA Secretary

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Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs David J. Shulkin Under Secretary for Health The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin is Under Secretary for Health for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. As the Chief Executive of the Veterans Health Administration, Dr. Shulkin leads the nation's largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 million Veterans each year. The Veterans Health Administration is also the nation's largest provider of graduate medical education and major contributor of medical research. Dr. Shulkin will have oversight over the system that employs over 300,000 people who work in the health system.
Prior to being nominated by President Obama and being confirmed by the United States Senate as Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Shulkin served in numerous chief executive roles including serving as President at Morristown Medical Center, Goryeb Children's Hospital, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, and the At…