Josh Stuart an Army vet that recently separated talks about the transition, going to school at CCAC in Pittsburgh. Josh also talked about the VA Hospital and next steps for himself and a possible run for Congress.
Will Attig of the Union Veterans Council of the AFL-CIO, http://unionveterans.org/, talked about Healthcare issues for veterans and supporting the VA hospital system.
Leo Shane for www.MilitaryTimes.com, discussed Puerto Rico’s VA hospital weathers Hurricane Maria, but challenges loom. Including the American Legion’s efforts to support a study on Medical marijuana for PTSD and TBI.
Our first guest is Denise H. Rohan, the newest American Legion Commander. Rohan, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, is the first woman to be elected to the top position of the 2 million member American Legion. National Commander Rohan discussed a “Soldier is a soldier,” Families First and other expectations.
Then we talk with Nikki Wentling of Stars and Stripes about The Houston Area VA Hospital staff’s successful efforts to stay open during Hurricane Harvey.
Leo Shane, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief of Military Times talks about legislative issues and Veteran’s issues in D.C.
Phil Glover, National vice-president for AFGE District 3 talked about issues and legislation that are important to veterans. Phil is retired from the Bureau of Prisons and is an army vet.