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Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

82-year-old Nesse Godin still making a powerful impact on Boys Nation.

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More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

During testimony, Legion calls for VA to improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans dealing with Gulf War effects.

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VOSBs to benefit from VA's IT overhaul

VA says it will award nearly $1 billion in IT contracts annually to veteran-owned small businesses during the next five years.

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Gates urges Scouts to excel

Gates urges Scouts to excel

Speaking at the National Scout Jamboree, Secretary of Defense credits Scouting for creating men who ‘built this country.'

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Boys Nation alumni address senators

Boys Nation alumni address senators

Day 6 includes president, vice president inauguration; tune in to Legion.org now for live webcast of closing Senate session.

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RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary, in conjunction with The American Legion, routinely holds career and business Opportunity Expos for veterans and their families.

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Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

National Commander Clarence Hill: The U.S. government has an obligation to fix what is a broken immigration policy.

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National commander visits BSA Jamboree

National commander visits BSA Jamboree

Hill's presence at National Jamboree reinforces long-standing support of Scouting by The American Legion.

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Boys Nation elects top officers

Boys Nation elects top officers

Avon Park, Fla., teen voted president; vice president hails from North Little Rock, Ark.

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VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Stop-loss deadline approaching

Stop-loss deadline approaching

Oct. 21 is the date that applications for retroactive stop-loss payments must be filed with DoD.

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Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd

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VSO encouraged to seek grant funding

Legion, other VSOs meet with Sen. John Warner, Corporation for National and Community Service to discuss ways to improve volunteer opportunities.

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Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Army Small Business Director Tracey Pinson honored with a commemorative plaque in Las Vegas by The American Legion and its Business Task Force.

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Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Hill condemns release of classified reports

Hill condemns release of classified reports

National commander calls upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information.

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A Legion 'stalwart'

A Legion 'stalwart'

PNC Joe Matthews is remembered by fellow Legionnaires for his years of dedication to the organization.

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Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.

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Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.

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98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.

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Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.

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Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Thousands of Scouts from across the country will gather to enrich their lives, reinforce Scouting skills, learn leadership and teamwork, and of course, have fun.

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New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

Visiting The American Legion on a mobile phone becomes easier this week.

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VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.

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Legion to give more on-base support

Legion to give more on-base support

At Fort Lewis and Brooke Army Medical Center, the Legion will employ service officers to help with the often-bureaucratic process of being medically discharged.

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2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

Two representatives selected from each of the 49 Boys States will convene in Washington, D.C., July 23-30 for Boys Nation.

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PNC Matthews passes away

PNC Matthews passes away

Texas native served as American Legion national commander from 1972 to 1973.

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Oklahoma post NEF Post Excellence winner

Oklahoma post NEF Post Excellence winner

Fletcher Post 306 opens its doors to community following massive ice storms last winter.

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DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

DoD spending cuts: How much is enough?

After almost a decade of intense combat, the Pentagon needs to replenish its arsenal, a costly initiative. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to cut "around $10 billion" in defense spending and more thereafter.

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Legion players honor Marine with a patch

Legion players honor Marine with a patch

An American Legion Baseball team in Kentucky shows support for a former player by wearing a 3rd Battalion 8th Marines patch on their uniform.

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