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Changes to Dispatch start in January

Post, district and department leaders can access the new online version of the publication for useful resources, communication tools and engaging one another.

In review: Second session of 112th Congress

Dateline Capitol Hill

Answering the call

Posts give generously to those in need.

New Year, new Legion resolutions

It’s going to take a concerted effort from everyone who cares about veterans and their families to keep us from having to make the same resolutions year after year.

VA seeks to expand TBI benefits

Department proposes adding five diagnosable illnesses secondary to service-connected TBI.

A war-ending mission

Early days of high-altitude warfare described by Maj. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, who flew the mission that brought World War II to an end in 1945.

Legionnaires support Army museum

Legion posts financially contribute to building national Army museum in Virginia through new sponsorship program.

All-female post active in community

Service Women’s Post 404, Missouri’s only all-female American Legion post, is raising awareness for itself by participating in veteran-related community events.

Service first, membership second

American Legion Post 15 in Loveland, Colo.

SAL memberships ahead of last year’s pace

Sons membership passes 164,000, which is more than 13,000 ahead of previous year.

December TAPS

December TAPS

Summit focuses on veterans hiring issues

Conference focuses on ways to connect veterans with employers; meanwhile, the jobless rate for Gulf War vets trails general population.

HUD pilot program would aid homeless vets

In other news, Legion testifies and expresses concerns about VA’s move to paperless transition.

Legion continues support for Superstorm Sandy victims

Legion continues support for Superstorm Sandy victims.

Congress still facing crowded agenda

House, Senate still trying to negotiate a final deal to avoid the so-called 'fiscal cliff.'

NEF helping victims of Superstorm Sandy

Internal Affairs Division has processed dozens of claims from American Legion family members as a result of the storm.

Legionnaire’s longtime goal accomplished

Within months after opening its doors, Post 281 in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., supported and sponsored two Legion Baseball teams.

Ask a Service Officer: Disability compensation

I have hearing loss and headaches from an injury sustained while on active duty stateside. Am I eligible for disability compensation?


November Taps

Legionnaires asked to give blood

The American Legion’s Blood Donor Program is the perfect conduit to help this always-urgent cause.

Dateline Capitol Hill

New faces in 113th Congress include few veterans.

Post receives $800,000 to help homeless vets

Michael Guty, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, gives a landmark donation to La-Flamme Kusek Post 15 to help run its rent-free housing complex for homeless veterans.

World War II Monopoly game on sale

The National World War II Museum is educating younger generations about the war with its new variation on the classic board game.

Legacy Run donations top $722,000

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars raised for college scholarships for children of servicemembers killed on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

Class of 2012 graduates

In late October, The American Legion National Headquarters welcomed its 14th consecutive Legion class.


A time to give and support

Remember those who need us during this holiday season.

‘Our devotion to mutual helpfulness’

Legion Family affirms commitment to Preamble in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Concern over VA downgrading

Also in this week’s Insider: Capitol Hill updates, TRICARE Prime going away and Hiring Our Heroes expands.

OCW fundraising efforts nears 40 percent of goal

Also in this week’s Indy Insider: Membership updates, SAL growing and radio club gains new members.

Baseball background checks mandated

A background check screening for American Legion Baseball coaches, managers and volunteer staff will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.