Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin To Speak At VFW National Convention In New Orleans Monday
NEW ORLEANS – At the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) 118th National Convention in New Orleans, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin will address an audience of more than 10,000 VFW and Auxiliary members Monday, July 24, in Hall C at the Ernest A. Morial Convention Center, at 11:00 a.m.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is embarking on the largest transformation and modernization effort in recent history, reps said. Secretary Shulkin recently established the VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection and announced that the VA will dispose of 430 vacant buildings in 24 months.
In June, President Donald Trump signed into law the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act and Secretary Shulkin announced that the VA will adopt a joint electronic health record system integrated across all Department of Defense and VA components.
VFW is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Today, membership stands at nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary