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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

States south of the Mason-Dixon line sweep all four elections.

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Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

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Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

The 98 senators also visit the Lincoln Monument and three war memorials.

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USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

Survivors will reunite in Indianapolis July 24-27 for the 69th anniversary.

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Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

National Commander Dellinger to throw out first pitch during Charlotte Knight's game Aug. 22 during the national convention; deadline to buy discounted tickets July 22.

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Florida youth elected Boys Nation Senate president

David Enriquez defeats Jeremy Price of Maryland on the final vote.

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Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

The nine Boys Nation alumni share words of wisdom with the 98 young men; 1963 Boys Nation alumnus and former President Bill Clinton writes a letter to the 2014 class.

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Boys Nation senators sworn into office

Boys Nation senators sworn into office

98 high school seniors from 48 states arrive in Washington, D.C., for the 68th session of Boys Nation.

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‘Learning key lessons of life’

‘Learning key lessons of life’

Program director says Boys Nation is about personal development, as well as a study in government.

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Boys Nation senators receive advice on the Constitution

Boys Nation senators receive advice on the Constitution

The young men are advised never to forget the great document’s first three words.

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National Security report - 7/11/14

Week ending 7/11/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Hollywood actor recalls 'that one summer' at Boys Nation

Hollywood actor recalls 'that one summer' at Boys Nation

Donal Logue, a veteran of the small and big screens, remembers how he came of age in 1983 when he left his small California town for Washington, D.C.

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Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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'I feel like I have hope now'

'I feel like I have hope now'

More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

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Veterans leave crisis center with answers

Veterans leave crisis center with answers

The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.

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68th session of Boys Nation begins Friday

68th session of Boys Nation begins Friday

The 98 American Legion Boys Nation delegates from 49 states will convene in Washington, D.C., to learn about the structure and function of federal government.

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Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.

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A busy base in East Africa

A busy base in East Africa

As operations in Afghanistan wind down, it’s Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti – the front line and jumping-off point for U.S. expeditionary forces defending our freedoms and fighting our enemies.

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Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.

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Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

National commander calls on the president to secure the borders, remove economic benefits that incentivize and exacerbate the problem.

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Legacy Run online registration deadline Aug. 1

Legacy Run online registration deadline Aug. 1

More than 540 participants already have signed up online for 2014 Legacy Run.

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Legion posts hosting Legacy Run stops

Legion posts hosting Legacy Run stops

Several Legion posts will open their doors to the hundreds of Legacy Run participants.

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New social-lending marketplace for veterans launched

Legion-StreetShares initiative focused on providing loans to veteran-owned small businesses.

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‘They are my heroes’

 

The remaining three dozen survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster recall in vivid detail their nearly five days in the oil-soaked, shark-infested ocean. 

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2014 FODPAL Breakfast

2014 FODPAL Breakfast

Annual gathering Aug. 25 in Charlotte.

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Cadets visit Normandy on 70th D-Day anniversary

Cadets visit Normandy on 70th D-Day anniversary

The 9th Junior ROTC Battalion from Ansbach Middle High School returned earlier this month from Normandy, where they participated in the 70th anniversary of D-Day commemorations.

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National Security report - 7/3/14

Week ending 7/3/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Legion: Mental health care 'stakes could not be higher'

Legion: Mental health care 'stakes could not be higher'

Legion testifies before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on finding a solution to the high rate of veterans suicide.

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Four Legionnaires are Race to the Top winners

Four Legionnaires are Race to the Top winners

Four district commanders will be honored on stage during national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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