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Dues increase recommended to keep programs strong

An increase of $5 per year needed to fulfill Legion’s mission to assist veterans, troops, youth and those coming home from war.

Texas, Arizona youth win Legion air rifle championships

Rhiann Travis of Weatherford, Texas, wins precision crown, Adam McClintock of Tucson, Ariz., captures sporter title in Legion’s 25th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship.

Centennial Celebration spotlight: Post 70 in New Jersey

American Legion Post 70 in Nutley, N.J.

Legionnaire restores benches for wounded heroes

A member of Post 36 in Windsor Locks, Conn., Cutler has since given several benches to World War II and Vietnam veterans.

Eight departments achieve 95 percent or higher reporting

Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin

Legion programs benefit from fundraisers

OCW and the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Veteran ID Card Act signed into law

The bill creates a new identification card for a requesting veteran who is neither entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA health-care system.

Official credentials for national convention

See what credentials are acceptable for admittance to all national convention venues.

Your donations at work

To learn more about your donations at work, read the Legion's 2015 Annual Report online at

Flanders Field post continues to blossom

Youth programs, Legion Riders chapter, connections with active-duty community bring membership from 1 to more than 80 in just over two years.

Agent Orange VA benefits expanded

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans.

Race to the Top winners announced

The winners and a guest will receive an all-expense paid trip to National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Post renovation drives membership

Massachusetts Post 114 was brought back to life by its members, attracting younger veterans and surpassing 130 percent membership.

Centennial Celebration Spotlight: Post 64 in Massachusetts

American Legion Post 64 in Middleborough, Mass.

Home Depot grant improves California post

Post 555 in Midway City gets much-need updates with the help of grants available to Legion post and members.

You generosity makes an impact

Immune Deficiency Foundation presents the Child Welfare Foundation with its IDF Impact Award.

Legionnaire searches for drum, bugle corps memorabilia

American Legion posts with memorabilia of past or present drum and bugle corps are encouraged to contact Bob Zinko of Summerville, S.C.

A ‘good relationship’ that’s growing

American Legion enjoys larger presence at Tree Town Musical Festival.

'An evolution for The American Legion'

The American Legion’s age-old mantra of veterans helping veterans has found a fitting home at the University of Akron.

Register now for 2015 Legacy Run

On Aug. 23, The American Legion’s 10th annual Legacy Run will take off from Kenneth N. Dowden Wayne Post 64 on the west side of Indianapolis and head for the 97th National Convention in Baltimore.

Legion Rider's nostalgic journey one for the history books

World War II veteran completes 6,000-mile motorcycle trek.

Old Glory needs our support more than ever

With Flag Day just around the corner, American Legion departments, posts and members have an opportunity to steer attention back to our beloved Stars and Stripes.

Turning a negative into a positive

Thanks to the actions of Post 202 in Fayetteville, N.C., this story has a happy ending.

Ask a Service Officer: What can you do to help veterans and family members?

In order to truly assist veterans, it is important that you become familiar with the accredited veterans service officers in your area.

Did you know?

The American Legion Digital Archive – a research tool allowing access to a host of Legion materials and publications from National Headquarters – was recently optimized for use on smartphones and tablets.

Eleventh hour actions keep Denver VA hospital afloat

Last-minute effort gives VA a few more weeks of breathing room on controversial project.

Legionnaires urged to engage with Post-9/11 groups

Legion posts and departments are being called upon to embrace and collaborate with Post-9/11 generation-centric veterans groups.

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away

Pete Wheeler, who served as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service continuously since 1954, passed away April 21.

Florida youth wins Oratorical championship

Florida’s Geeta Minocha captured first place April 12 in The American Legion 78th Annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.

Legion Vermont teddy bears available

Legionnaires or veterans’ families can honor a loved one this Memorial Day with a limited edition teddy bear from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company.