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It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

Operation Comfort Warriors garners most online votes to nab $250,000 grant.

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Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

RecruitMilitary will host a veterans career fair and opportunity expo Thursday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Legion on Capitol Hill

The Legion on Capitol Hill

Legion representative meets with congressional legislative assistants to discuss various facets of VA claims process.

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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

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E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

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Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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How will health-care reform affect you?

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

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VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

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'Get Out The Vote'

'Get Out The Vote'

Legionnaires, support your country by encouraging citizens to cast their ballot in their local, state and federal elections.

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The Grunion mystery, solved at last

The Grunion mystery, solved at last

A submarine commander's sons succeeded in locating the watery grave of their father and his crew.

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Disability compensation made easier

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

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Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

April 1 is the deadline for Legion departments to submit their nominations to National Headquarters.

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Tune in live for Oratorical finals

Tune in live for Oratorical finals

On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

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VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

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April is Children and Youth Month

April is Children and Youth Month

Legionnaires can support children and youth by raising funds to benefit their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

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Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Contractor walks away from bidding on next generation of Air Force tankers, taking away perhaps the best mission-capable candidate from the equation.

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Saving the Montagnards

Saving the Montagnards

The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.

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Preparing for a celebration

Preparing for a celebration

Across the country, posts gear up to mark the 91st birthday of The American Legion.

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Hill praises 9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Hill praises  9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional is "a great victory for common sense."

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VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) characterized as "critically ineffective, understaffed, underfunded and marginalized" in Legion's March 11 testimony.

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Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaires Dick Eldridge and Karl Koles get a special look at the new HBO series "The Pacific" at the White House with President Obama.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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Seeking common ground on benefits

Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

A look at key pieces of legislation and hearings moving through or being conducted in Congress.

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Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

April conference brings together more than 60 organizations that participate in VA Volunteer Service.

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Employment program to resume

Employment program to resume

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.

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