WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - July 10, 2014) - Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron today announced that the Atlantic Media defense brand will team up with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to produce a one-day event focusing on critical veterans issues. "The New Battleground: Veterans Care" is the first of three cornerstone events Defense One will produce this summer as part of its one-year anniversary.
To take place at the National Press Club in Washington, the event will feature a lineup of top lawmakers and experts addressing pressing veterans issues, including problems getting care at VA hospitals, the increasing number of suicides, higher than average unemployment rates and the challenge of gaining support from a war-weary public that lacks understanding of what it means to be a veteran.
In addition to high-profile keynote speakers, the event will feature four panel sessions, including:
Session speakers confirmed to-date include:
Launched July 16, 2014 and led by Executive Editor Kevin Baron, Defense One is celebrating a remarkable run of success in its first year. Highlights from the past year include:
In addition to the veterans event, other events planned as part of the one-year anniversary include:
Military Leadership Series: NATO
Featuring Sir Peter Westmacott, UK Ambassador
An in-depth discussion about NATO with UK Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott.
DoD Health IT Modernization
Healthcare in the Future
Exploring what improved health records systems will look like, what they need to succeed, and the challenges the government faces in getting there.
About Defense One
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About Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families, with nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st century veterans' organization dedicated to standing with the 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Visit iava.org.