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The road to restored trust with VA

Our loyalty is to veterans first, and our obligation is to ensure that the federal government is fulfilling its duty to help them.

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Kiosk supports commander's 4x4 goal

Kiosk supports commander's 4x4 goal

The Legion Family branded kiosk will help raise $4 million and increase membership to four million.

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Commander to award fundraising pin

Commander to award fundraising pin

National Commander Mike Helm's "Stay On Course" fundraising pin will be awarded to individuals and posts, units, squadrons and chapters.

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‘Infamy’

‘Infamy’

73 years later, it’s the heroes of Pearl Harbor that are remembered.

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National commander, Auxiliary president meet with Taiwan president

National commander, Auxiliary president meet with Taiwan president

National Commander Helm: Meeting shows how high Taiwan values its relationship with The American Legion.

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In defense of veterans preference

The federal government does not give jobs to veterans who lack the training and skills to perform them.

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Helm, Jefford celebrate Thanksgiving with troops on DMZ

Helm, Jefford celebrate Thanksgiving with troops on DMZ

National Commander Helm, Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford serve dinner to U.S., South Korean troops at Camp Bonifas.

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Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

During his visit, National Commander Helm briefed on a a Filipino government agency's decision to suspend burials at the Clark Veterans Cemetery.

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Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

National Commander Helm in Vietnam, Lao, "for the families" of those missing in action.

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Legion advocacy is VA’s best medicine

The Legion is dedicated to solving the problem and helping restore trust, two goals we believe can be attained.

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Legion Commander responds to Washington Times article

Washington Times writer calls the Legion "unwelcoming" and that younger veterans are "bypassing the American Legion for service."

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Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

National commander challenges NECmen present at the first session of Fall Meetings to "stoke the fires" of posts in their local communities.

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Legion to Obama: Implore Mexican authorities to release Marine veteran

National commander calls on presiden to demand release of jailed U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi.

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The Family Man

National Commander Mike Helm takes care of those next to him, at home and in the Legion.

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Support Commander Helm’s fundraising goal of $4 million

Support Commander Helm’s fundraising goal of $4 million

Donations will go toward American Legion Charities to support veterans, military personnel, families and communities.

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Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

This week’s ISIS air strikes, and the continuing need for ground forces, illustrate that defense cuts and troop reductions are unwise in a time of war.

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Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Commander leads ceremony to recognize location of historic St. Louis Caucus that helped launch The American Legion in 1919.

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Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

National commander: ‘We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence.'

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‘A war to preserve our freedom’

‘A war to preserve our freedom’

Legion National Commander Mike Helms speaks at New Hampshire rededication of 9/11 memorial.

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Commander: 'Iraq strategy flawed, but we must destroy ISIS'

National Commander: Legion always united in its support for our military, any missions that our servicemembers undertake to keep America safer.

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Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

The small pay raise would be only half the current inflation rate.

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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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Commander Helm's acceptance speech

Mike Helm's prepared remarks for his acceptance speech as national commander.

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National Commander Helm: Stay the course

National Commander Helm: Stay the course

Newly elected National Commander Mike Helm urges Legionnaires to live, honor the traditions and values established by Legion's founders.

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Commander calls for independent VA study

Commander calls for independent VA study

New release from VA’s Office of Inspector General reveals that 93 facilities are now being studied for falsifying appointment records.

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Legion statement on VA IG's Phoenix report

National commander: VA needs to do more than investigate itself on this matter.

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Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

During his report to the national convention, national commander says Legion is doing its part to restore faith in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Commander: Military lost a friend in Robin Williams

Commander: Military lost a friend in Robin Williams

The American Legion sends its condolences to Mr. Williams' family and friends.

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Commander: Membership gives us a place at Congress’ table

National Commander Dan Dellinger tasks Legionnaires with keeping the Legion's name at the forefront and growing membership.

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It really is a system worth saving

Scrapping VA will not help veterans, but The American Legion is resolved to help fix our healthcare system.

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