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Let’s reverse the backlog, not just slow it

VA’s current backlog of undecided claims cannot be tolerated anymore. The White House wants to simply prevent the problem from getting worse. That is not good enough – the trend must be reversed.

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Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

U.S. flags among the items in special edition of the Legion's Emblem Sales catalog.

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Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

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Stealth Jihad

Shariah law dictates worldwide conversion to Islam, whatever it takes.

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Legacy scholarship deadline near

Legacy scholarship deadline near

Applications submitted for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship must be postmarked by April 15.

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Ohio choir evokes happiness

Ohio choir evokes happiness

For 39 years, the Austintown Fitch Concert Choir has brought hope and happiness to veterans in VA hospitals.

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Veteran small businesses get aid from SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the award of grants to 10 local SBA Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to increase entrepreneurial assistance to veterans.

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VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.

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OCW representative honored at Pacer game

OCW representative honored at Pacer game

Injured Iraq veteran honored during NBA game in Indianapolis as representative of Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Protected for a reason

Protected for a reason

Since 1919, the Legion's emblem has represented the ideals and principles of the organization.

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April 14 target date approaching

April 14 target date approaching

Legion hopes to hit 95 percent of 2009-2010 membership goal by mid-April.

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Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Legion starts fund to help father of slain Marine after court orders the father to pay the lawyers' fees for the Westboro Baptist Church.

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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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