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Advocacy for National Security

  • Meetings were arranged on Capitol Hill for 42 Legionnaires to personally urge members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the "supercommittee") to protect the defense budget from cuts that might jeopardize U.S. national security.
  • The American Legion had national representation on DoD's Military Health System Planning Committee and Outreach Team for Troop Support and Family Readiness, and in the Fallen Military Personnel Tribute at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • The National Security Commission paid a personal visit┬áto members of the 133rd Minnesota Air National Guard and the 934th Air Force Reserve during the 93rd National Convention in Minneapolis.