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Virginia post adjutant has an early start on Legion’s centennial.

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I Am The American Legion: Al Ford

Al Ford first went to an American Legion post while on a double date. He liked it and joined.

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Someone’s going to jump for membership

As a U.S. Army soldier during the Vietnam War, Art Schwabe never had to jump out of an airplane. Neither did Mike McDaniel, who served in the Marine Corps from 1975 to 2004.

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On the Edge

Doctors are prescribing too many opioid painkillers to young veterans, leading to addictions and accidental overdoses.

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Wounded warriors receive golf clubs, outing

Wounded warriors receive golf clubs, outing

Operation Comfort Warriors program purchased golf clubs and treated servicemembers to a round of golf.

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Ask a Service Officer: Beware of VA pension scams

Are there scams that I should watch out for with VA pensions?

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Concert lineup set for Legion World Series

Concert lineup set for Legion World Series

Rodney Atkins, Corey Smith and The Charlie Daniels Band to kick off the 2014 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., with live performances.

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Pentagon POW/MIA effort to be overhauled

Pentagon POW/MIA effort to be overhauled

Secretary of Defense announces new agency to locate, identify and repatriate missing military personnel.

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Legion advocates for veterans on C-SPAN

Legion advocates for veterans on C-SPAN

American Legion executive director discussed the delivery of care and benefits to veterans.

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Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live

Watch 77th National Oratorical Contest live

The American Legion contest will be streamed live April 6 at 10 a.m. (EDT) on www.legiontv.org.

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OCW steps up for wounded soldier

OCW steps up for wounded soldier

Department of Minnesota presents iPad, iPod to U.S. Army private suffering from traumatic brain injury.

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Legion: ‘Shall’ is better word for two VA claims bills

Legion: ‘Shall’ is better word for two VA claims bills

The American Legion wants to strengthen provisions of two pending House bills with the change of a single word.

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VA admits poor hospital construction planning

VA admits poor hospital construction planning

VA says it sees no need for independent oversight of its medical center construction; The American Legion disagrees.

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Judiciary subcommittee looks at VA backlog

Two of the Legion’s key concerns are a flawed work-credit system and the perennial lack of a universal electronic health record.

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Dellinger goes to Capitol Hill

Dellinger goes to Capitol Hill

American Legion national commander met with several lawmakers during Washington Conference.

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Legion appeals for extending vet training program

Legion appeals for extending vet training program

Retraining program for older veterans set to expire March 31. Legion appeals for extension.

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OCW helps sponsor dinner for wounded warriors

OCW helps sponsor dinner for wounded warriors

The Aleethia Foundation hosted its annual dinner in Washington, D.C., for 30 servicemembers and their families.

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MoH society bestows its highest civilian honor

MoH society bestows its highest civilian honor

Three Americans recognized by Congressional Medal of Honor Society for their selfless, heroic acts in assisting others.

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Parisian museum looking for liberators' stories

Parisian museum looking for liberators' stories

Musée Carnavalet preparing 70th-anniversary exhibition.

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FODPAL does it again

FODPAL does it again

Six for six at the 90-percent membership cutoff mark.

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Commander to Congress: Prepare for huge wave of veterans

Commander to Congress: Prepare for huge wave of veterans

In Congressional testimony, National Commander Dellinger warns of coming challenges to delivery of veterans health care and benefits.

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Graham praises Legion for role in COLA cuts battle

Graham praises Legion for role in COLA cuts battle

South Carolina senator tells Washington Conference attendees that without the Legion, COLA cuts wouldn’t have been repealed.

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Miller, Legion share many views on veterans

Miller, Legion share many views on veterans

The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs pledges his support for many Legion policies regarding the nation's veterans.

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Doughboy statue symbolizes ‘victory over defeat’

Doughboy statue symbolizes ‘victory over defeat’

After being broken into pieces from a tornado, the World War I statue was restored and rededicated.

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Waging war against war monuments

Waging war against war monuments

Humanist groups and other critics claim that war monuments with Christian symbols violate the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.

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Experts weigh in on veterans homelessness

Experts weigh in on veterans homelessness

Legion's Homeless Veterans Roundtable discusses progress made and challenges remaining.

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Dellinger: Time is now to share concerns with Congress

Dellinger: Time is now to share concerns with Congress

National commander calls on Legionnaires to speak out on behalf of nation's veterans, military during visits on Capitol Hill this week.

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Student veterans: An investment paying off

Student veterans: An investment paying off

Student Veterans of America Million Records Project shows that users of the GI Bill are graduating at a rate similar to traditional college students.

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Women entrepreneurs flock to Washington Conference

Women entrepreneurs flock to Washington Conference

Legion-sponsored two-day business workshop, For HEROES, proves 'extremely valuable.'

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McKeon: Smaller defense budget not just a U.S. problem

McKeon: Smaller defense budget not just a U.S. problem

Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee tells Legion that a smaller U.S. military will have a worldwide effect.

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