News from AMVETS

Feb 07, 2014, 14:57 ET

Supersized veterans' bill promises much - mostly broken promises, says Stewart Hickey of AMVETS

There are some organizations holding back and asking the hard questions about Senator Bernie Sanders' (I–VT) supersized veterans' bill,...

Mar 22, 2013, 16:54 ET

AMVETS Announces Support For Shinseki, Rejects Calls To Resign

Executive director praises VA leader's vision, endorses plans for new processing system    In the wake of calls from a few...

Mar 20, 2013, 13:59 ET

AMVETS Receives $250,000 C.O.D.E. Grant

Cmdr. Cleve Geer announces 20 new AMVETS Career Centers to open nationwide in 2013 with funding from Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty...

Feb 04, 2010, 10:12 ET

Administration's Budget Affirms Commitment to Veterans, say Coauthors of The Independent Budget

The coauthors of The Independent Budget (IB)—AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars...

Sep 27, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS Offers $5,000 Reward for Help Catching Vandals

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMVETS National Commander John P. "J.P." Brown III announced today that AMVETS is offering a...

Aug 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS to Step Up Recruitment of Younger Veterans as it Fights for Mandatory Funding of Veterans Healthcare

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMVETS will step up recruitment of younger veterans during the coming year to bolster the...

Jun 12, 2007, 01:00 ET

Illinois AMVETS, Adopt-A-Chaplain Provides Life-Saving Apparel for Troops

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To combat overwhelming temperatures on foreign soil, Illinois AMVETS has purchased 4,500...

May 24, 2007, 01:00 ET

Original Tuskegee Airmen to Participate in the National Memorial Day Parade

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans watch the National Memorial Day Parade, Bill Broadwater hopes that young and old...

May 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS Experts Are Available to Offer Comments for Veteran-Related Stories Leading Up To Memorial Day

Day. Among the topics AMVETS can speak to are: -- The anticipated shortfall in the proposed 2008 VA Budget * AMVETS recommends Congress...

May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET

Homeless Veterans Want to Be Remembered on Memorial Day

ANDERSON, Ind., and WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day was established as a day of remembrance in honor of Americans who...

Apr 18, 2007, 01:00 ET

VA Claims Backlogs Vary Widely, Depending on Where You Live

LANHAM, Md., April 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' inventory of pending claims and their average time...

Mar 28, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS Praises House for Move to Make Seamless Transition Reality

LANHAM, Md., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- AMVETS applauds the House of Representatives for quick action on passing the Wounded Warrior Assistance...

Mar 26, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS National Commander Tom McGriff to Testify Before Joint House/Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by AMVETS: When: Thursday, March 29 at 9 a.m....

Mar 16, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS Applaud Committee on Small Business For Important Markups

LANHAM, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMVETS National Commander Thomas C. McGriff hailed the House Committee on Small Business today...

Mar 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

AMVETS Calls for Action as Troops With Brain Injuries Go Untreated

LANHAM, Md., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMVETS today called for Congressional support to address the lack of awareness and screening...

Nov 09, 2006, 00:00 ET

Veterans Across America Face Stumbling Blocks and Delays as They Seek to Access Their Healthcare, Disability, Education and Job Training

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing numbers of veterans, including younger ones, are facing medical problems, financial hardships,...

Oct 18, 2006, 01:00 ET

80% of Veterans Say More Can Be Done to Help Them Find Work After Completing Their Military Service

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AMVETS today released the results of an online survey conducted among the nation's military veterans. Among the...

Oct 05, 2006, 01:00 ET

AMVETS and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs to Host Career, Health and Benefits Expo for Veterans

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and AMVETS are finalizing plans for a Career, Health and...

Mar 31, 2006, 00:00 ET

AMVETS Bestows Its Highest Honor

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- AMVETS plans to present the Silver Helmet Award, the most prestigious veterans' service organization award...

Mar 30, 2006, 00:00 ET

AMVETS: Congress Has Not Given the VA Sufficient Funds to Properly Care for Military Servicemen and Women Returning From Iraq

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AMVETS National Commander Edward Kemp today urged Congress to create mandatory funding for veterans' health...

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