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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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Walmart CEO: 'Renewal is about jobs'

Walmart CEO: 'Renewal is about jobs'

Navy veteran Bill Simon says retail giant is adding stores, jobs and opportunities for those who have served in uniform.

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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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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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Legionnaires awarded for service, support

Legionnaires awarded for service, support

Secretary of State provides videotaped address while multiple awards were given to honorable Legionnaires and distinguished guests.

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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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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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Fourth Estate awards presented

Fourth Estate awards presented

Number of awards expanded from one to three, to reflect rise of online journalism.

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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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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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Reagan, Thatcher teamwork focus of speech

Reagan, Thatcher teamwork focus of speech

Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann tells veterans that U.S. can, as Reagan did, resume its place as the ‘free world's leader.'

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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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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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Advocates of veteran employment honored

Advocates of veteran employment honored

The American Legion presented its annual honors to selected employers of veterans, as well as individuals, who aid veterans seeking jobs.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2011 National Convention App now available

2011 National Convention App now available

Available for iPhone/iPad, Android and BlackBerry, the app features maps, convention speakers, social media and breaking news.

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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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Tickets remain for Minnesota Twins game

Tickets remain for Minnesota Twins game

National convention attendees have opportunity to purchase game tickets at discounted prices; National Commander Foster to throw out first pitch.

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Legionnaires to see Freedom Car for free

Legionnaires to see Freedom Car for free

National convention attendees will have a chance to see Jerick Johnson race near downtown Minneapolis at no charge.

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