Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

News

Action Items today at Issue 2

We have Action Items today at Issue 2 (if desired to repeat last week’s message) and at Issue 3 below Summary of Issues At Issue 1. we see Pentagon Unveils Major Retirement Reform Options. DoD unveiled a detailed set of concepts for fundamental and far-reaching changes to the current military retirement system. The proposed concepts would preserve the current system’s defining feature of a 20-year,... [Read more]


The American Legion Washington DC Office – HOT ISSUES

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ACTIONS – • Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission On Wednesday March 12, Staff will participate in an Executive Session round table discussion with MCRMC members as well as other MSO/VSO representatives regarding the future of the military retirement and benefits system. The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission was established... [Read more]


Legion official to discuss VA backlog on Fox & Friends

Executive director to discuss problems and efforts to solve them before national television audience. The executive director of The American Legion’s Washington D.C. office will appear Wednesday, March 12, on a Fox & Friends live television broadcast to discuss VA claims-processing delays and accuracy problems uncovered after recent site visits by the nation’s largest veterans service organization.... [Read more]


The American Legion Washington DC Office

(Wednesday, February 2014 )ACTIONS – • On Monday, February 24 Legislative staff met with representatives from the construction company building the Denver VAMC to discuss construction challenges and solutions. • On February 24, Legislative Director Louis Celli was interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). He commented on DOD Secretary Chuck Hagel’s request to reduce US armed... [Read more]