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The Bakken Boom

Young veterans are flocking to the North Dakota oil patch for jobs – and employers want more.

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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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I Am The American Legion - John P. "Sean" Powers

“Knowing that we're doing good is going to keep me (active in the Legion) forever. That's what it's all about.”

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Betrayed

In West Los Angeles, VA is leasing property to private businesses as mentally disabled veterans languish in the streets.

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The Fight for Life

Online chat, text services are VA’s latest outreach for veterans contemplating suicide.

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American Legion presents Employer of the Year awards

American Legion presents Employer of the Year awards

Veteran-friendly businesses and individuals recognized at the Legion’s 96th national convention

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Veterans give a 'competitve edge' to UPS

Veterans give a 'competitve edge' to UPS

UPS' vice president of U.S. Operations tells national convention that his company''s veteran employees are an investment paying dividends.

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Legion reaches out to veterans in Charlotte

Legion reaches out to veterans in Charlotte

During its national convention, The American Legion continues to help veterans with their health care and benefits.

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Commander Helm's acceptance speech

Mike Helm's prepared remarks for his acceptance speech as national commander.

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National Commander Helm: Stay the course

National Commander Helm: Stay the course

Newly elected National Commander Mike Helm urges Legionnaires to live, honor the traditions and values established by Legion's founders.

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Legacy Run hits $1 million

Legacy Run hits $1 million

Ride raised more than $434,000; another $566k donated during national convention, bringing total to $1 million

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Home Depot dedicates $1 million for Legion grants

Home Depot dedicates $1 million for Legion grants

After hundreds of community service projects at posts over the last three years, foundation executive director announces plan to grow alliance even further.

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'There's a doughboy here today'

'There's a doughboy here today'

Chairman of national commission calls on Legion to help America honor those who served in World War I.

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Legion recognizes top journalists

Legion recognizes top journalists

Fourth Estate Award winners for print, broadcast and new media announced in Charlotte.

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VA releases new GI Bill comparison tool

Legion had key role in developing online platform that computes benefit totals and education value for student veterans.

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Sanders, Miller receive Legion's Patriot Award

Sanders, Miller receive Legion's Patriot Award

Both veterans advocates praised for their leadership in Congress during Department of Veterans Affairs scandal.

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Maryland firefighter honored by the Legion

Maryland firefighter honored by the Legion

Sara Shaffer recieved The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year Award during the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Legion honors Pennsylvania law enforcement officer

Legion honors Pennsylvania law enforcement officer

Andrew Aninsman was recognized with the Legion's National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Commander calls for independent VA study

Commander calls for independent VA study

New release from VA’s Office of Inspector General reveals that 93 facilities are now being studied for falsifying appointment records.

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Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

During an OCW donation to a North Carolina VA, Keith Melick and Roy Wilkins met for the first time in 10 years.

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Hire them, develop them, connect them

Hire them, develop them, connect them

USAA senior vice president offers a simple recipe to guide employers who want to hire veterans.

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Legion statement on VA IG's Phoenix report

National commander: VA needs to do more than investigate itself on this matter.

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Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Check for the Legion's National Emergency Fund was presented during the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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‘Treasured items’ for vets in need

‘Treasured items’ for vets in need

Home Depot, The American Legion and Good360 team up to deliver personal care kits to Charlotte organization that helps homeless veterans.

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Legion, U.S. Chamber renew vows

Legion, U.S. Chamber renew vows

Hiring Our Heroes event in Charlotte one of many national convention activities aimed at helping military personnel shift into civilian careers.

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Hagan, Burr welcome Legion to North Carolina

Hagan, Burr welcome Legion to North Carolina

Both senators thank Legion for its service, pledge to help turnaround at Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Student veterans share transition experiences

Student veterans share transition experiences

Veterans, higher education and government officials collaborate at the Legion’s Education Syposium during national convention.

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Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

During his report to the national convention, national commander says Legion is doing its part to restore faith in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Combat trauma surgeon given Legion’s top award

Combat trauma surgeon given Legion’s top award

Donald H. Jenkins receives Lergion's Distinguished Service Medal for innovations in treating combat injuries.

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Legion honors Oliver North with national PR award

Legion honors Oliver North with national PR award

TV host, author and Vietnam War veteran cited for publicizing "the sacrifices made by America’s heroes.”

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