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VA takes aim at jobs, transition help

VA takes aim at jobs, transition help

Secretary Shinseki amplifies Obama's message that veterans can help drive the nation's economic recovery.

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A role model for strong leadership

A role model for strong leadership

During his speech today in Minneapolis, Congressman Tim Walz praised the Legion for being ‘a model for how this nation can function.'

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Legion awards Firefighter of Year

Legion awards Firefighter of Year

Captain Brian Michel, a volunteer fireman from Pike County, Ga., was honored with The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year award.

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Law Officer of Year from N.C.

Law Officer of Year from N.C.

Scott Womack, a crime-prevention officer from the Raleigh, N.C., Police Department, was named The American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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Legionnaires bring cheer to VA patients

Legionnaires bring cheer to VA patients

On Aug. 29, Legionnaires from the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission paid a visit to recovering troops at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

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Legacy Run breaks donation goal

Legacy Run breaks donation goal

The American Legion Legacy Run broke its 2011 donation goal by almost $200,000.

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Patriot Award winner beats adversity

Patriot Award winner beats adversity

Col. Greg Gadson's service to his fellow soldiers didn't stop after an IED took his legs.

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Obama: Veterans benefits won't be slashed

Obama: Veterans benefits won't be slashed

President tells national convention that the budget won't be balanced ‘on the backs of our veterans.'

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Edwards receives top Legion honor

Edwards receives top Legion honor

Former House Democrat receives the Distinguished Service Medal for support of veterans, Legion priorities.

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Legion makes good on Foster's motto

Legion makes good on Foster's motto

National commander praises organization for ‘serving America's veterans every day.'

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Future JPAC efforts hinge on funding

Future JPAC efforts hinge on funding

Jack Kull of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office briefs Legionnaires on current efforts to bring home the remains of America's fallen warriors from overseas.

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Humbled, but worthy

Humbled, but worthy

Former NFL standout and current Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page receives the James V. Day "Good Guy" Award.

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Upcoming speakers at Convention

Upcoming speakers at Convention

Over the next three days, many distinguished guests will address those attending The American Legion National Convention, including President Obama.

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A perfect day for a parade

A perfect day for a parade

Mother Nature provides ideal weather for the 2011 National Convention parade.

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Collaborating to end veteran homelessness

Collaborating to end veteran homelessness

Members of the Legion's Economic Commission become hopeful after touring two Minnesota facilities for homeless veterans.

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'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

National Chaplain delivers powerful message during patriotic memorial service at national convention.

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VA announces its e-Benefits online tool

VA announces its e-Benefits online tool

The new online tool helps veterans, servicemembers, military families and caregivers to learn about and apply for VA benefits.

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Legionnaires welcome home R2R cyclists

Legionnaires welcome home R2R cyclists

Nearly 125 injured veterans were greeted by Legionnaires Saturday evening in Minneapolis after completing a five-day, 270-mile cycling journey.

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Bill may extend Agent Orange presumption

Bill may extend Agent Orange presumption

Congress to consider legislation that would increase list to include Blue Water Navy Vietnam vets.

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Partnership panning out

Partnership panning out

Legion, U.S. Chamber of Commerce job fair brings togethers more than 60 employers, 350 job seekers.

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Band of the Tonawandas claims title

Band of the Tonawandas claims title

New York-based group captures Natonal Convention Concert Band Contest.

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Outreach for veterans on campus

Outreach for veterans on campus

New VA initiative seeks make sure servicemembers transitioning into student life have a support system in place.

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Legionnaires watch 76 Freedom Car race

Legionnaires watch 76 Freedom Car race

American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car driver Jerick Johnson added to his top-10 finishes Saturday at Elko Speedway where stands were filled with Legionnaires.

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NCA: Arlington will be back

NCA: Arlington will be back

Head of National Cemetery Administration says while his agency doesn’t have oversight over Arlington National Cemetery, many former NCA employees are working to reverse the cemetery’s tarnished image.

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VA focusing on women veterans

VA focusing on women veterans

Departments’s under secretary for Health admits agency started out slowly but is working hard to catch up.

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Convention live streaming schedule

Convention live streaming schedule

The American Legion National Convention live streaming events begin today. See what highlights are coming up.

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Legionnaires meet 'Flying Vikings'

Legionnaires meet 'Flying Vikings'

American Legion National Security Commission members tour 133rd and 934th Airlift Wings in Minnesota.

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Three keys to ending vet homelessness

Three keys to ending vet homelessness

A Homeless Veterans Symposium during the Legion's National Convention focused on the most difficult challenges facing the veterans community today.

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Houston color guard comes up big

Houston color guard comes up big

Post 472 takes titles in two competitions of The American Legion National Convention Color Guard Contest in Minneapolis.

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Three milbloggers return to Convention

Three milbloggers return to Convention

Three popular sites target the nation's largest gathering of veterans and their families.

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