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Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

The American Legion is praising reports that President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan but opposes an exit strategy that takes place before the mission is accomplished.

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Second charity hockey game set for Dec. 5

Second charity hockey game set for Dec. 5

A year ago, Citadel and Virginia Military Institute partnered with The American Legion to raise more than $6,000 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund. The three will partner again this weekend.

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Georgia post to host naturalization class

Georgia post to host naturalization class

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will host an official U.S. Citizenship Class for legal aliens and people interested in the naturalization process.

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Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded an appeals court ruling that would have ordered the release of photographs of detainees allegedly abused by their U.S. captors.

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VA consolidates Cleveland health-care facilities

VA consolidates Cleveland health-care facilities

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki cites improved access for veterans.

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Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington, Conn., has teamed with Computer Science Corp. to donate 44 laptops to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A Wounded Soldier's Wish

A Wounded Soldier's Wish

Severly injured, Army Spc. Brendan Marrocco's goal was to walk by the time his unit returned home. Beating unimaginable odds, he accomplished much more.

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Riders staying busy across the country

Riders staying busy across the country

Whether it's raising funds or providing toys for children, The American Legion Riders are making a difference wherever they ride.

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Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.

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VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs in place to reduce an alarming suicide rate among veterans.

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Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Several businesses will offer scooter rental during the 91st National Convention.

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Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Respondents to an American Legion online poll last week were sharply divided about whether Purple Hearts should be issued to victims of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.

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Smart investing tips

Smart investing tips

Investing can be a little complicated, but these tips can help the process.

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Tackling debt

Tackling debt

Over the last few decades amassing debt has become an American way of life.

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Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Through Operation Comfort Warriors, the Legion will donate 38 $100 gift cards to the men and women wounded during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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The War Inside

Soldiers and veterans need not battle suicidal thoughts alone. The Army and VA offer help for those with the courage to step forward.

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'I'm here to help'

'I'm here to help'

Legionnaire making a difference.

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Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Commander Hill applauds the Senate for overwhelming support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009.

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Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Patrick Dunne, VA's Under Secretary for Benefits, has announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006.

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Camo Quilts comfort troops

Camo Quilts comfort troops

Linda Wieck's Camo Quilt Project started in April 2006 when she made her son-in-law a quilt before he left for Iraq. To date, the volunteer project has sent 2,175 quilts to servicemembers headed overseas.

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American, Canadian military veterans join hands

American, Canadian military veterans join hands

The Legionnaires who don purple berets and garrison caps are members of ANAVICUS, which is an offshoot of a historical Canadian veterans organization.

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Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Legion Riders will depart from Indianapolis on Aug. 22 and arrive Aug. 26 in Milwaukee, the site of the Legion’s 92nd National Convention.

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Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

The Colchester, Vt., Cannons often participate in veterans-related events. This year, they'll send 20 care packages to military members serving overseas.

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Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Care packages are a welcome treat for deployed servicemembers, especially when they are away from home during the holidays. Here are a few tips.

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Three more diseases linked to Agent Orange

In early November, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged three more diseases as linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

American Legion districts that surpass their Dec. 31, 2008, membership by 1 percent by Dec. 31 will receive a cash award.

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Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Boy Scouts of America is encouraging all Scouts to support military men and women by sending letters and care packages to those serving overseas.

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Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Advocates for forming the American Legion in 1919 called Gen. John J. Pershing one of their staunchest allies.

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COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

The first batch of comfort items purchased through The American Legion's COP Keating Relief Fund reached their intended recipients on Friday.

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