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DAV Mid-Winter Conference

Feb. 23-26, 2014

Budget battles. Government shutdowns. Partisan gridlock. The VA claims backlog. America’s injured and ill veterans have a lot at stake with political uncertainties in Washington.

Trying to keep up with it all, much less figuring out how it affects us and our families, is almost impossible. But there’s help on the horizon at DAV’s Mid-Winter Conference, Feb. 23–26 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., where you will get the facts, represent your fellow veterans before your senators and representatives on Capitol Hill and have a personal say in veterans’ affairs.

Join National Commander Joseph W. Johnston as he delivers DAV’s Legislative Presentation to Congress. The support and direct action by Chapter and Department leaders from across the country are crucial to making our legislative priorities a success.

One of DAV’s top priorities is advance funding for all of the VA’s programs and services—not just health care. We must ensure our benefits and infrastructure don’t fall victim to budget stalemates year after year. We want to make sure the VA has the funding it needs, when it’s needed.

The conference agenda includes informative workshops and seminars that will give you an in-depth perspective on the crucial issues facing injured and ill veterans and their families. So make plans to take part in one of the most crucial gatherings of DAV leaders from across the country.

Join us in February to fight for veterans’ rights and benefits. We can make a difference.


Travel Assistance

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can facilitate the screening of injured or wounded veterans. Those requesting assistance will have their travel information and type of assistance required provided to the departure and arrival U.S. airports to ensure they will have access to assistance, including passenger support specialists, to guide and help them through the screening process. Veterans who require assistance (or their care coordinators) should contact TSA Cares with details of the itinerary once flight arrangements are made with the airline. Call TSA Cares toll-free at 855-787-2227 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) for more information.