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Lugar receives Legion’s highest award

Lugar receives Legion’s highest award

Senator awarded The American Legion Distinguished Service Medal during organization's national convention in Indianapolis.

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National security demands deliberation

National security demands deliberation

Speakers at Legion symposium agree: Rushes to judgment on war making and defense spending threaten the nation.

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OCW delivers gifts to wounded warriors

OCW delivers gifts to wounded warriors

The Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program provided gifts to patients at Roudebush VA Medical Center.

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An 'icon' on many levels

An 'icon' on many levels

Indianapolis Indians CEO Max Schumacher honored with Legion's Good Guy Award.

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Mother Nature spares the Legion again

Mother Nature spares the Legion again

After a stretch of 90-degree days, temps dip for 94th National Convention parade.

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An up-close look at Muscatatuck

An up-close look at Muscatatuck

Members from the National Security & Foreign Relations Commission tour the state-of-the-art urban training facility.

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For God and Country

For God and Country

National chaplain reflects on The American Legion's motto and a World War II prayer book that borrowed its language and spirit.

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VA transforms health care for women vets

VA transforms health care for women vets

Health initiative for women veterans makes real progress at VA medical centers. 

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Perfect attendance

Perfect attendance

The national convention page gets under way at 4 p.m. today. One Iowa post has been represented at every national convention parade – and has the mementos to prove it.

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Licensing and credentialing – progress and speed bumps

Licensing and credentialing – progress and speed bumps

Legionnaires asked to mobilize at state level to help streamline military-to-civilian licensing.

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Million Vets Program needs more vets

Million Vets Program needs more vets

VA has signed up 80,000 veterans but needs 920,000 more by 2019.

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Band contest crowns repeat winner

Band contest crowns repeat winner

83-year-old New York state Legion ensemble that has performed at Carnegie Hall again received the highest scores.

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Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

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Texas color guard repeats titles

Texas color guard repeats titles

2012 national contest features an increase in both participation and attendance.

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On track to end veteran homelessness

On track to end veteran homelessness

A five-year plan to end veteran homelessness is on target, according to partcipants who attended the Legion symposium at national convention in Indianapolis.

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Vets learn how to snare civilian jobs

Vets learn how to snare civilian jobs

The American Legion sponsored a Veterans Transition Workshop at its national convention to help veterans re-enter the private sector job market.

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Keeping score for improvement

Keeping score for improvement

Ahead of Friday-evening competition, Legion color guards learn about scoring from the judge's perspective.

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For-profit schools defend themselves

For-profit schools defend themselves

Legion roundtable provides forum for educators to dispute critical congressional report.

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National Convention live streaming schedule

National Convention live streaming schedule

Several sessions and events of the 94th National Convention in Indianapolis will be streamed live via www.legion.org

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New national convention app available

New national convention app available

App features agendas, meeting schedules, guest speaker bios and maps, as well as social media portals.

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Romney to address national convention

Romney to address national convention

GOP presidential candidate will make stop in Indianapolis on Aug. 29 to speak in front of thousands of Legionnaires.

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Legion family invited to Indiana Fever game

Legion family invited to Indiana Fever game

Special package good for reduced price on tickets, 10 percent off at gift shop, scoreboard recognition.

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IMAX, museum offering convention discounts

IMAX, museum offering convention discounts

National convention attendees in Indianapolis to receive reduced rates for Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater.

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Tentative parade order determined

Tentative parade order determined

Legion Riders will kick off 2012 National Convention parade; Philippines, Florida will lead foreign, domestic department contingents.

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National convention parade route set

National convention parade route set

Party hosted by Department of Indiana and featuring live music will take place during, after annual parade.

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Rent scooters during national convention

Rent scooters during national convention

The GoGo 3-Wheel scooter will allow national convention attendees to move around more freely.

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Aug. 24 is American Legion Family Night

Aug. 24 is American Legion Family Night

National Commander Fang Wong will throw out first pitch at Indianapolis Indians baseball game during national convention festivities.

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Tours available during national convention

Tours available during national convention

Walking tours of Indiana war memorials, motor coach tour of Indianapolis Motor Speedway among available outings.

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Color guard contest moved to Friday

Color guard contest moved to Friday

Date of annual national convention event moved to Aug. 24 allow for more spectators to attend.

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New convention Facebook page launched

New convention Facebook page launched

Page designed to create interaction among Legion family members about the national convention, as well as provide updates on 2012 National Convention in Indianapolis.

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