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Veteran Service Organizations Urge $72.9 Billion Investment in Veterans' Health Care and...   

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The Independent Budget coauthors (AMVETS, DAV, Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are urging the Administration and Congress to provide $72.9 billion to sufficiently meet veterans’ health care and benefits needs.

Among the key issues is the serious underfunding of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction accounts.

AMVETS National Commander John Mitchell addressed the breakdown in the appropriations process and effect on VA operations:

“The significant delay in the Administration’s funding recommendations for VA in FY 2015 and the ongoing breakdown in the appropriations process are major concerns about how program funding may be impacted going forward, and will most certainly have a negative effect on all VA operations,” stated Mitchell. “Underlying the issues, are the accountability of our Congress and the Administration to not forget the sacred obligation they have to those who serve and protect this country. Our nation must remain steadfast and committed to ensuring that our military, veterans, their eligible family members and survivors receive their earned benefits in a timely and efficient manner.”
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It's okay, we'll get through this together, I'll help.
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2013 Veteran's Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater
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Travis McVey, Marine Corps veteran and Founder of Heroes Vodka, presented AMVETS National Executive Director Stewart Hickey with a check for $10,000 Nov. 10 for the Heroes Vodka and AMVETS Second Annual Giveback Celebration in Phoenix during the nationally televised AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway. Dan Beem, CEO of Sugar Skull Rum also joined in the spirit of Veteran’s Day and honoring the brave men and women who have served in the military by donating $1,000 to AMVETS at the race.
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Photos of AMVETS National Commander John Mitchell, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Linda McGriff, Sons of AMVETS National Commander Don Finnegan, AMVETS First Vice Larry Via and AMVETS National Finance Officer Harold Chapman participating in Veteran's Day 2013 ceremonies and wreath layings to honor our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for this great country.
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Today, Amvets National Communications Director, Andrew Keirn, was interviewed by 13 nationwide radio networks to discuss AMVETS push for support on legislation H.R. 813/S. 932 The Putting Veterans Funding First Act, the 19 Call of Duty Endowment Career Centers AMVETS has stood up across the country, and the AMVETS Warrior Transition Workshops to help veterans gain a healthy and successful reintegration into civilian life. Make sure to listen to your local stations to hear the interviews and for more information visit or visit AMVETS National HQ Facebook page. #SupportAmvets
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This is 2014 and I am a ĺife member. Honorable Discharge. I have sent you a Letter in Washington. 
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Veterans, Family, Patriots, Volunteers
For 70 years, we in AMVETS have taken to heart the credo of service set forth by our organization’s founding fathers. In so doing, we endeavor to provide our fellow veterans with the type of support they truly deserve. This outreach effort takes many forms, from the professional advice our service officers offer on earned veterans benefits, to our legislative efforts on Capitol Hill, to the work done by our hospital volunteers. AMVETS members involve themselves in a range of initiatives aimed at contributing to the quality of life in their local communities.

These two areas—veterans service and community service—drive the commitment we have to make a difference in the lives of others. The pages of this Web site provide more detailed information on each area, as well as a wealth of information for veterans, their families and other interested citizens. Please take a few minutes to review what makes AMVETS the distinctive organization it is. Our aim of building for a better America is an undertaking to which all can contribute. I invite you to join us.

AMVETS is one of the nation's largest Congressionally-chartered veterans service organizations, representing nearly 250,000 veterans and their family members at more than 1,200 posts nationwide. AMVETS is also the nation's most-inclusive major veterans' group, with membership open to anyone who has served honorably since WWII, including members of the Guard and Reserve.
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