National Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Convene in DC

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Strengthening Services for Those Who Serve

Coalition agencies represent the geographic and programmatic diversity necessary to deliver comprehensive care and cast a very wide net for those who serve. We look forward to increasing our reach and expertise to ensure Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families receive support in the decades to come.

The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is hosting a national conference in Washington, DC from May 11-14, 2010. Service providers, veterans, families, survivors and advocates will share cutting edge expertise to improve the quality and quantity of support for the military and veteran community.

“The Coalition is a network of agencies serving those who serve and weave together a vast safety net for service members, veterans, families and survivors,” said Amy Fairweather, director of the CIAV. “Coalition agencies represent the geographic and programmatic diversity necessary to deliver comprehensive care and cast a very wide net for those who serve. We look forward to increasing our reach and expertise to ensure Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families receive support in the decades to come.”

The CIAV is comprised of more than 50 agencies, located across the country, that are serving Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families. The goal of the CIAV conference is to build partnerships with the non-profit community, Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Federal Government to ensure the well-being of military, veterans families, and survivors.

“The CIAV urges the military, VA, and Administration to roll out the best and most comprehensive support,'' Fairweather said. ''We stand ready to work with them, do our share and inform the leadership of the needs on the ground.”

At the conference, Coalition members and representatives from the VA, DoD, Congress and key administrative organizations will share their expertise and discuss methods for collaborating most effectively and efficiently serve our military and veterans. The conference is open to the public and attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Register at http://www.coalitionforveterans.org .

May 11-14, 2010
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave
Washington, DC 20036

About the Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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