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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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The Family Man

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

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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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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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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: 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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Commander attends GI Film Festival

Commander attends GI Film Festival

National Commander Dan Dellinger watched a screening of the film "When the Game Stands Tall."

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Greatest legislation for the greatest generation

Greatest legislation for the greatest generation

Seventy years ago this month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill.

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Commander: Help release Marine from Mexico

Commander: Help release Marine from Mexico

The Legion calls upon members to contact the White House and ask President Barack Obama to demand the release of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

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Commander delivers OCW gifts to Ft. Knox

Commander delivers OCW gifts to Ft. Knox

National Commander Daniel Dellinger presented a popcorn maker to the Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Legion's concerns about VA wait times confirmed by audit

Legion's concerns about VA wait times confirmed by audit

Data released today confirms that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.

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A father and son reunion

A father and son reunion

Seventy years after his father and uncle fought and died in Normandy, Legionnaire pays his respects.

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Obama, Hollande remember

Obama, Hollande remember

Presidents of America and France pay tribute to those who fought for freedom in Normandy.

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Normandy invaded again

Normandy invaded again

National commander, Auxiliary president join thousands for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Commander: Much more action needed to fix VA issues

Commander: Much more action needed to fix VA issues

National Commander Dellinger appaluds president for demanding accountability but questions why more action wasn't taken regarding Department of Veterans Affairs scandal.

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Secretary fields the heat in hearing

Secretary fields the heat in hearing

Senate committee members probe VA chief for answers, national commander says recent reports were "final straw."

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Dellinger to testify alongside Shinseki

Dellinger to testify alongside Shinseki

National Commander Dellinger, VA secretary among witnesses at Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing.

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Dellinger focusing on VA accountability issue

Dellinger focusing on VA accountability issue

National commander will spend week attending Legion town hall meeting in Phoenix, testifying before Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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Dellinger: Our membership gives us influence

Dellinger: Our membership gives us influence

National commander closes Spring NEC Meetings with reminder that Legion's clout depends on a vibrant membership base.

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VA’s long list of performance failures

VA’s long list of performance failures

The accumulation of preventable deaths, delayed health care and rewarding incompetent executives led to The American Legion’s call for the VA secretary’s resignation.

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