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Credentialing Crunch

Despite American Legion-led inroads, a web of state laws continues to hold up smooth military-to-civilian career transitions.

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4x4: A time for Legion Family values

Our family is everywhere because we need to be everywhere.

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More than a story

Acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with the The Chapel of Four Chaplains.

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Eddie Haskell goes to jail

Mention the name Eddie Haskell, and most people naturally think of the two-faced, conniving character from the classic TV show “Leave it to Beaver.” But his portrayer is actually a huge supporter of the military and served in uniform himself while on the show.

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I Am The American Legion - Val Nicholas

“All of this effort to help veterans springs from the need to keep that promise to help each other out, and the Legion opened my eyes to a way I can do that.”

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New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

Several new rule changes are included in the book, including clarification to dual participation.

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Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

The American Legion recommended improvements to the Transition Assistance Program during congressional testimony in support of government efforts to assist returning warriors in the transition back to civilian life.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts among acts who will perform during four-day festival in Iowa.; Legion service officers will be on hand to assist veterans, their families.

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Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

The American Legion has been fighting against credentialing barriers to veterans since the 1990s.

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

National commander: Newest move 'has enhanced our ability to provide that support and show our appreciation for those who sacrifice every day on our behalf.'

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Florida graduates two SAL college classes

Florida graduates two SAL college classes

The American Legion Detachment of Florida has an SAL college course to educate members about the history of the organization.

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Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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A New Instrument of World Power

A New Instrument of World Power

The decrease in gas prices throughout the United States is affecting the balance of global power.

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'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

Many of the 175 veterans who came looking for help at the Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Bay Pines, Fla., left feeling much better about their situation – and some got some immediate relief.

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Legion to host National Credentialing Summit

Legion to host National Credentialing Summit

Stakeholders in the job-credentialing issue will converge in Washington next month for a two-day summit

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Visit Commander Helm's new 4x4 program page

Visit Commander Helm's new 4x4 program page

American Legion National Commander Mike Helm's goal is to reach 4 million members and raise $4 million in donations.

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OCW donation helps homeless vets at Florida VA

OCW donation helps homeless vets at Florida VA

Legion fund provides shoes, backpacks, water and other items to homeless program in Bay Pines facility in St. Petersburg.

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'This gave me hope'

'This gave me hope'

Nearly 90 veterans come to first day of Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Florida.

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Register now for 2015 Legion Baseball season

Register now for 2015 Legion Baseball season

Coaches can register teams online at www.baseball.legion.org; registration deadline is June 1.

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New Mexico post gives $5,200 in OCW gifts

New Mexico post gives $5,200 in OCW gifts

Post 18 provides comfort items to 35 residents at Ft. Bayard Medical Center in Silver City, N.M.

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Veterans Day in the Czech Republic

Veterans Day in the Czech Republic

Department of France vice commander takes part in observance.

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Embassy room dedicated

Embassy room dedicated

Family, Legionnaires present as Lisbon Embassy room named in honor of Vietnam hero.

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Legion questions Philadelphia VA's new incentives

In addition to a bonus system already in place, VA's regional office in Philadelphia is adding food and cash to worker incentives.

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'It means the difference'

'It means the difference'

Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors donates $10k worth of items to Tampa VA's Spinal Cord Injury Center.

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2015 Legion live streaming schedule

2015 Legion live streaming schedule

The American Legion will stream several of its major annual events live via legiontv.org.

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Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Dozens of veterans come to Post 273 in Madeira Beach, Fla., to praise, question Department of Veterans Affairs health care.

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Legion's impact on membership, brand awareness

Legion's impact on membership, brand awareness

National Headquarters division directors shared how their teams are supporting the five-year strategic plan.

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