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Col. Joey Strickland, Dept. of Veterans Affairs (2020)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-03-16

Duration: 00:39:32

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Louisiana. Department of Veterans Affairs | Military | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses


  • Strickland, Joey Speaker


A speech by Colonel Joey Strickland before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 16, 2020. Colonel Strickland is the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. He discusses: the precautions taken to protect the residents at the state’s veterans homes from COVID-19 (coronavirus); the department’s role in operating veterans homes and veterans cemeteries; their work in helping veterans with their benefits; the student veteran centers on college campuses around the state; and other programs run by the department, including the honor medal program, the military family assistance fund, the incarcerated veterans program; and the state approval agency for G.I. Bill funds. He also answers questions from the media.