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Hill: Defense bill shouldn't touch DADT

Hill: Defense bill shouldn't touch DADT

In letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, National Commander Clarence Hill said the Legion opposes repealing ‘don't ask, don't tell'.

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VA meets on disability compensation

VA meets on disability compensation

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.

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Deadline set for Samsung scholarship

Deadline set for Samsung scholarship

Applications for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship must be submitted upon participants' arrival to their 2010 Boys State or Girls State programs.

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'Chosin' wins top documentary

'Chosin' wins top documentary

Iraq veterans produce GI Film Festival winner on bloody Korean War battle.

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Covering a lot of ground with VA

Covering a lot of ground with VA

New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.

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Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

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Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

At Legion Post 147 in James Island, S.C., a Purple Heart citation for one of the original "Band of Brothers" was returned to the family of the man who earned it.

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Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

The National Executive Committee of The American Legion has passed a resolution to establish a national partnership with VeteransPlus, a non-profit financial education and counseling company.

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Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

At long last, a Purple Heart citation for a member of the original "Band of Brothers" is returning to the family of the man who earned it.

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GI Film Festival under way in D.C.

GI Film Festival under way in D.C.

American Legion-award-winning event celebrates military service on the silver screen.

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Time to call up the (oil) reserves

Time to call up the (oil) reserves

America has untapped oil reserves, but it's a matter of taking advantage of them to decrease foreign oil imports.

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Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

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Hill: Medal proposal 'misguided'

Hill: Medal proposal 'misguided'

Awarding medals to U.S. troops holding fire in a war zone will ultimately cost lives, national commander says.

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May a busy month for Economic Division

May a busy month for Economic Division

May is a busy month for The American Legion's Economic Division, which will send its members to testify before Congress on behalf of veterans five times in a seven-day period this month.

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DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD and other federal agencies will co-sponsor the annual National Veteran Small Business Conference, a July event that gives valuable opportunities to veteran-owned small businesses.

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Spring resolutions viewable online

Spring resolutions viewable online

Downloadable versions of every resolution passed by National Executive Committee during Spring Meetings now available.

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Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legion blogger Mark Seavey follows the competition and talks with the father of one of the competitors. Both are Legionnaires.

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Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Economic director tells House subcommittee that several federal agencies aren't living up to the law.

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Follow the action at the Warrior Games

Follow the action at the Warrior Games

American Legion New Media Manager Mark Seavey will be blogging from the games at the Burn Pit.

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2009 post histories due soon

2009 post histories due soon

Submissions will be judged during the 2010 department conventions; winners will be forwarded on to the national level.

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Children's Home needs your help

Children's Home needs your help

A federal Medicaid rule prohibits more than 16 kids living in an orphanage that receives government funding. Help The American Legion Children's Home and its 62 residents by contacting members of Congress.

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Mojave cross torn down by vandals

Mojave cross torn down by vandals

World War I memorial that has stood since 1934 desecrated less than two weeks after Supreme Court rules in favor of the cross remaining in place.

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4TROOPS album now on sale

4TROOPS album now on sale

A portion of the veteran quartet's proceeds go to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, has announced that President and CEO Tony Jimenez is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the Greater Washington region.

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Race to the Top winners announced

Race to the Top winners announced

Five district commanders, their guests will be honored on stage during national convention in Milwaukee.

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May target date approaching

May target date approaching

100 percent of membership goal is the final target date before delegate strength in July.

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After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

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Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has won the National Award to Enhance Lives of Disabled Persons.

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Legion on advisory board for Microsoft initiative

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it is inviting organizations to submit proposals for the Elevate America Veterans Initiative.

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Getting the right 'buy in'

Getting the right 'buy in'

Sons of The American Legion raised nearly $150,000 for the Child Welfare Foundation during the Spring Meetings.

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