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Our duty to those who served

Working with VA to decrease the claims backlog.

Legion news: What you need to know

Stay updated on American Legion deadlines and reminders.

'Bridging the Gap'

The Legion’s new educational comic book helps children recognize, prevent and stop bullying.


Honor and rememberance

New Claims Coach app released

The new Claims Coach app includes a recoded directory of accredited American Legion service officers nationwide.

Film sparks debate

"Emperor" tells the story of Hirohito’s fate and winning peace in Japan after World War II.

Download Consolidated Post Report forms

The 2012-2013 forms can be completed and submited online at

Legion brochures help recruit members

The new "How We Help" and "Why You Should Belong" American Legion brochures illustrate the many ways the organization serves veterans and their communities nationwide.

Washington Conference covers a lot of ground

Washington Conference speakers include VA secretary, chairman of House, Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.

Certificates sent to longtime Legionnaires

Continuous Years Certificates have been completed and mailed to their respective posts.

D.C. staff hosts DSO school

The Department Service Officers of The American Legion are the frontline soldiers in the trenches, battling for veterans benefits.

Consolidated Post Reports now available

The 2012–2013 Consolidated Post Report is now available for use on

Sequestration deadline edges closer

As March 1 approaches, calls to avoid sequestration are getting louder on Capitol Hill.


Registration ongoing for 2013 Legacy Run

Ride to Houston sets goal of raising $450,000 for American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

VA, DoD pull back on electronic health records

National commander ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the new plan for servicemembers’ health records.

Gold, Silver Brigade membership award enhanced

The membership award has been renamed "Koutz Scouts" and offers monetary incentive for 2012 top-level Legion recruiters.

New home for wounded warrior

Indiana Legionnaires and community members help build Army Infantryman Tim Senkowski and his family a new, stable life.

Membership incentive: Big 12 Competition

Get reimbursed for computer equipment purchases of up to $2,000.

VA, DoD upgrades its benefits website

Joint VA/DoD web portal provides access to variety of military, veterans benefits resources.

Legion news: What you need to know

Eagle Scout application and deadline; Legion birthday speech; Legacy Run; and Legiontown USA

Revitalization grows the Legion

Breathe life back into your post and community.

A heart-filled post

American Legion Post 40 in Chino Valley, Ariz.

A wall of war heroes

Commander's Message

Vietnam veterans rest in honor

Nearly 2,600 Michigan Vietnam War veterans’ gravesites are properly accounted for thanks to two Legion Riders.

Train the trainer with LEAD

New program designed to provide members at all levels of the organization with information, and tools to use that information.

Legion-supported bills introduced



Remembering those who served.

Legion departments address credentialing and in-state tuition for veterans

Nine American Legion departments have begun addressing the two issues with their state legislatures.

NEF surpasses 300 grants for Sandy victims

The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund program has provided nearly $300,000 in grants to those rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast.

GAO analyzes veterans services

General Accounting Office’s recommendations align with Legion’s resolutions and support of DOL’s primary role.