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Service Officer Notes July 2018

We now have an acting liaison to the VA. If you have issues with the VA please contact us at the post 928-427-3735. We will put you in touch with Jennifer Bachman our VA liaison. Thank you Jennifer for helping serve our veterans.

June 18-22 recognized as National GI Bill Week to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944. With VA’s new Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program, you can get a decision
on your claim within 30 days after it’s submitted.
https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, While Americans are divided on many political issues, most people –
especially those in our American Legion Family – hold a special reverence for the flag of our nation. For the flag does not symbolize perfection but it does conjure images of the hopes and dreams of those who built this country. Whether it’s the Apollo 11 crew planting Old Glory on the surface of the moon or New York firefighters raising the flag amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center, the Stars and Stripes make an emphatic statement about American determination and exceptionalism.

Changes in VA healthcare
https://www.legion.org/legislative/242153/sweeping-veterans-health-care-bill-becomes-law#
VA has almost 200 PTSD treatment programs across the country. Whether a Veteran has just returned from a deployment or has been home for 40 years, it’s never too late to get help for PTSD. Getting counseling or
treatment can help Veterans manage their symptoms and keep them from getting worse. Please check with your local VA if you need help!

Gary