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May 7

VA Secretary Shinseki Future Weighed by IAVA Membership

 NEW YORK (May 5, 2014) – In the last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs has faced growing controversy over medical care at offices in Arizona and Colorado. The American Legion called for Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.  

March 13

Join IAVA in DC to #EndTheVABacklog

Join us THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013, 11:00am at the Capitol Triangle for a press conference calling for President Obama to appoint a Presidential Commission to #EndTheVABacklog.  

IAVA Daily News Brief 11.21.12

Here are some of today's top stories and happenings that IAVA is tracking. Prefer to receive real-time updates about major stories and legislation that IAVA is tracking? Follow us on Twitter @IAVA and click here to get the News Brief delivered to your inbox every morning.MUST READS1) Turkey Day in Afghanistan  

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The War Against Suicide

Across America, 2.5 million Americans have stepped up to serve in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Small towns and big cities alike have sent their men and women overseas. As in all wars, some don't make it home.  

They Know the Way Forward

There are news cycles and then there are news cycles. From Hurricane Sandy to the 2012 Election, the past few days have felt like a marathon to many Americans. (Thankfully not like the New York City one , which was wisely cancelled to commit resources to hurricane recovery efforts.) But as both President Obama and Governor Romney said on Tuesday night in their respective speeches, it’s time to move forward and concentrate on what can be done now. And it starts with honoring our military vets on Veterans Day.  

March 27

Alyssa Peterson: What Storm the Hill Means to Me

Originally posted on Alyssa Peterson's blog, From IU to DC, on Monday, February 26, 2012.Today is the start of Storm the Hill, a yearly push by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Capitol Hill for veterans’s issues.  

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GI Bill Questions Answered

For the past four months, IAVA Action's sister organization IAVA has had Legislative Counsel Patrick Campbell answering questions on the Post-9/11 GI Bill every Thursday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM EST inside of Community of Veterans.  Ranging from paperwork deadlines and expected pay dates to new VA initiatives, Patrick covers all the bases in his weekly conversation with IAVA members.  

IAVA Action's Sister Organization IAVA Partners with JCPenney and Joseph Abboud for "Welcome Home Joe - Thanks a Million"

In partnership with JCPenney and Joseph Abboud, IAVA, IAVA Action's sister organization, has launched “Welcome Home Joe – Thanks a Million.” This national campaign will donate $1 million in certificates to 5,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for JOE Joseph Abboud merchandise, a line of contemporary menswear and accessories available exclusively at JCPenney. Female veterans can request $200 certificates for apparel from Worthington, also redeemable at JCPenney. IAVA member veterans can request their $200 certificates for JOE merchandise starting October 8th.  

IAVA Daily Brief 2.23.10

Here are some of today's top stories and happenings at IAVA. Prefer to receive real-time updates about major stories and legislation that IAVA is tracking? Follow us on Twitter @IAVAPressRoom or subscribe to receive the brief in your inbox each morning at www.iava.org/dailynewsbrief.  

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May 7

VA Secretary Shinseki Future Weighed by IAVA Membership

 NEW YORK (May 5, 2014) – In the last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs has faced growing controversy over medical care at offices in Arizona and Colorado. The American Legion called for Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.  

March 13

Join IAVA in DC to #EndTheVABacklog

Join us THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013, 11:00am at the Capitol Triangle for a press conference calling for President Obama to appoint a Presidential Commission to #EndTheVABacklog.  

IAVA Daily News Brief 11.21.12

Here are some of today's top stories and happenings that IAVA is tracking. Prefer to receive real-time updates about major stories and legislation that IAVA is tracking? Follow us on Twitter @IAVA and click here to get the News Brief delivered to your inbox every morning.MUST READS1) Turkey Day in Afghanistan  

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