The State of the American Veteran Conference, held Sept. 28-29 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, brought together more than 300 people to learn about the most pressing issues facing today’s military community and challenged them to devise recommendations that would address the biggest gaps and improve their well-being. Five conference tracks focused on different military populations, including combat veterans, student veterans, women veterans, Guard and Reserve service members, and children and families. Below are the recommendations from each track, along with discussion points where available.
The State of the American Veteran Conference (Sept. 28-29, 2017) brought together more than 300 people to discuss the transition issues facing combat veterans, student veterans, women veterans, Guard and Reserve service members, and children and families. We had keynotes by Kayla Williams, director of the VA’s Center for Women Veterans; Josh Newman, California state senator and chair of the VA committee; and Chase Millsap, director of impact strategy at We Are The Mighty.
After spending the first day learning about the most pressing issues facing these populations, conference participants worked hard developing policy and practice recommendations.
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