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Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

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Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Organizations discuss ways to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs' veteran-employee rate of 29.7 percent.

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OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

Legion sends 800 pairs of wool socks to wounded servicemembers recovering in Afghanistan.

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'Stealth Jihad' available online

'Stealth Jihad' available online

American Legion Magazine article focuses on strict version of Islam that calls for using violence to bring about a global Islamic state.

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Big Twelve winners announced

Big Twelve winners announced

Five American Legion departments earn $2,000 toward computer equipment for hitting pledged March target date membership goal.

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VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.

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Health-care reform questions answered

Health-care reform questions answered

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, touches on how health-care reform will impact on VA, DoD services.

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2010 Legacy Run registration ongoing

2010 Legacy Run registration ongoing

A goal of $450,000 has been set for the motorcycle ride that raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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'Celebrating her service'

'Celebrating her service'

Event at Legion's D.C. office highlights female veterans and their service to their country.

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4Troops to perform in Milwaukee

4Troops to perform in Milwaukee

Music group of former soldiers will perform at The American Legion's 92nd National Convention.

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Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Looking at VA disability claims reviews

Ways to improve VA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review process among areas of Legion testimony.

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Expanded TRICARE bill introduced

Expanded TRICARE bill introduced

Authored by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., the legislation increases the maximum age of dependent children to 26.

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Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Officials: DoD, VA health care safe

Numerous sources have indicated and continue to indicate that VA and DoD health care will not be affected by the health-care reform bill that is nearing close to becoming law.

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Answering health-care reform questions

The American Legion answers a field of member-submitted questions regarding the health-care reform.

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Asking for the best for our troops

Asking for the best for our troops

Legion reps testify before House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.

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Clarity on health-care reform

Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

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Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

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Health-care reform questions to get answers

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

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Baseball not just for the boys

Baseball not just for the boys

Girls playing the national pastime is controversial for many, but not for American Legion Baseball.

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2010 baseball rule book available

2010 baseball rule book available

Coaches can pick up a copy of the updated American Legion Baseball Rule Book from their department baseball chairman.

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Legion, Auxiliary look at 'Family Day'

Volunteering opportunities for the entire Legion family explored during recent meeting.

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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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