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Bush Institute to Host National Veteran Transition Summit in Washington, D.C.

Featuring Remarks by President George W. Bush and Conversation with VA Secretary David Shulkin

June 15, 2017

On Friday, June 23, the George W. Bush Institute will host Stand-To, a summit focused on veteran transition, in Washington, D.C. with key leaders from government and across the private and philanthropic sectors to outline key priorities and a cohesive action plan to help more veterans and their families.

The event will include remarks by President George W. Bush, remarks by Mrs. Laura Bush, as well as conversations moderated by POLITICO with U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin, and a congressional panel on veteran issues and the view from Capitol Hill.

The Stand-To event will also feature task force panels, led by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, focused on what research shows as the three keys to a successful veteran transition: health and wellbeing, education, and employment.

While more than 45,000 philanthropic organizations, government programs and initiatives, large and small corporations, and millions of individuals are committed to improving veterans’ quality of life, these efforts do not always align, which can create confusion and gaps in service to transitioning veterans and their families. In an effort to create more collaboration in the veteran service space, the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative is bringing together more than 50 partner organizations across sectors through task force groups, which will meet on Thursday, June 22 and present their priorities and solutions during the panel discussions at Friday’s Stand-To event.

Stand-To will be broadcast via livestream at www.bushcenter.org on June 23.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Event begins - 9:00 a.m. EDT                               

President George W. Bush
Mrs. Laura Bush
U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin
Members of Congress
Leaders from the academic, corporate, and philanthropic sectors  

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062

MEDIA RSVP:     Please RSVP to the media credential request page at https://forms.bushcenter.org/credentials. Media should apply for credentials no later than Wednesday, June 21, 2017.


About the George W. Bush Institute:

Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. The work is achieved through three Impact Centers – Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and the Engagement Agenda – by which the Bush Institute engages the greater community with its important work.

The Military Service Initiative within the Bush Institute honors the service and sacrifice of all post-9/11 veterans by ensuring that they and their families make successful transitions to civilian life, specifically in addressing the challenges of employment and overcoming the invisible wounds of war. Core programs of the Military Service Initiative include an employment partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the Veteran Employment Transition Roadmap, and the Warrior Wellness Alliance, which connects peer-to-peer veteran networks with best-in-class health care providers for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. To learn more about the work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, please visit www.bushcenter.org.