CBS Eye on Veterans | WH outbreak, Ms. Veteran America contest and crucial veteran issues

Ms Veteran America contest finalist Amanda Siddons, Dr. Mark Kortepeter, Sen. Kiersten Gillibrand and DAV are on CBS Eye on Veterans

On this episode:

From Air Force to a force for the homeless 

Amanda Siddons competes for Ms Veteran America and helps fight for the homeless

Amanda Siddons is an Air Force veteran who is competing for Ms. Veteran America.  But her story is really about a woman who has become a powerful force in the lives of other women veterans. The competition this weekend supports Final Salute Inc. an organization founded by a veteran whose experience being homeless made her vow to never let it happen to any of her fellow female vets.

For more information and to support the mission of Final Salute Inc click here  

White House, Hot Zone

Army veteran and Infectious Disease expert Dr Mark Kortepeter talks about coronavirus in the White House

This week we saw President Donald Trump return to the White House just days after being treated for COVID-19 at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.  We asked Army veteran and a leading infectious disease expert Dr. Mark Kortepeter if this puts the entire White House staff in danger. 

See Dr.Kortepeter's recent article on the White House outbreak in Forbes magazine.


Fighting for "the Warfighters bill" in Congress

Senator Kiersten Gillibrand talks about The Presumptive Warfighters Benefits Act

Veterans are suffering and dying from a wide variety of medical issues related to being stationed near toxic burn pits. We talked with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, about her fight to get them the benefits and treatment they deserve.

Gillibrand fiercely explained the current situation for veterans, "About 80% of claims have been dismissed because the VA says there is no evidence of a clear medical connection ... which we all know is BS!"

See more about "The Presumptive Benefits for Warfighters exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2020" here


DAV's election season demands

DAV's Ashleigh Byrnes talks DAV's Vision for Veterans

Veteran service organization Disabled American Veterans released its “Vision for Veterans,” a list of issues they are demanding Congress address during this election season. Communications Director Ashleigh Byrnes outlines their demands.