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VA Secretary Addresses 65th Annual AMVETS Convention
Date:8/13/2009

Department of Tainan County in Taiwan. AMVETS has a long history of working with the allied Republic of China, with each National Commander visiting Taiwan to see how they care for their military men and women.

Other highly-regarded keynote speakers at this year’s events include retired Army paratrooper Dana Bowman, an AMVETS member and former Army Golden Knight who lost both of his legs in a skydiving accident, retired Army Gen. Craig Whelden, director of the Army’s Community Covenant program, and Jody Shifflett, outreach assistant for Air Compassion for Veterans and Mercy Medical Airlift.

Each year, members of AMVETS and its subordinate organizations, AMVETS Ladies’ Auxiliary, Sons of AMVETS, Junior AMVETS and AMVETS Riders, gather to discuss the way forward for the organization and elect new national leadership. AMVETS will lay out its legislative agenda for the coming year, pass resolutions, and discuss potential new national programs to benefit an ever-evolving veterans’ community. The convention will conclude with the installation of AMVETS’ new national officers on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

AMVETS will also host an expo from Wednesday through Friday for more than 25 exhibitors eager to assist the veterans’ community.

This year’s convention brings the promise of furthering AMVETS’ mission to support all veterans, past and present. With recent transitional challenges faced by veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, AMVETS continues to establish itself as a leader in providing quality education, training and transitional opportunities to veterans.

American Veteran magazine, the official publication of AMVETS, will continue to update its blog live from the convention, providing up-to-the-minute details on the convention’s speakers and organizational business. Visit the blog at

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