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First LEAD training class graduates

More than 200 Legion Family members from the Department of Texas successfully completed the one-day training program.

Family Support Network ready to help

Funds available for families who face tough times when a family member is deployed with National Guard or reserves.

2013 Legacy Run preparations under way

Planning still under way for event that will start in Indianapolis and conclude in Houston.

Obama signs veteran-friendly bills

Legislation impacts education, creates burn pit registry and assigns military cemetery status.

5-year membership plan on the table

Legion’s Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis this week.


Remembering those who served.

Defense authorization measures enacted

Dateline Capitol Hill

Legion reminders to post

"Need A Lift" has been discontinued; two awards due Feb. 1.

Membership Incentive: Gold Brigade Award

Each month, a different membership incentive award/program will be featured.

A post that's easy to love

American Legion Post 567 in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Discount airfare offered for 2013 Legion meetings

The American Legion has obtained airline discounts with American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines for the organization’s 2013 meetings.

VA eliminates Eligibility Verification Report

The elimination will allow staff to focus on the compensation claims backlog.

Our continued support for children, families

Temporary Financial Assistance, Family Support Network make huge impact in 2012.

Take the LEAD

American Legion launches new leadership training program.

Share your travel adventures

FODPAL web page on national website gives Legionnaires an opportunity to tell about encounters with Legion posts outside the borders of the United States.

New baseball registration site unveiled

New American Legion Baseball registration website allows coaches to quickly register their team and meet the Legion's policy for background screening checks.

Legion job fairs help 7,000 find employment

In 2012, The American Legion participated in a record number of veterans jobs fairs.

'A domino effect'

Department of Pennsylvania raised $225,000 for state’s first Fisher House.

A tree full of heroes faces

American Legion Post 200 in Hampstead, Md., hangs photos of veterans on its Christmas tree.

Service first, membership second

American Legion Post 15 in Loveland, Colo.

In review: Second session of 112th Congress

Dateline Capitol Hill

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.

VA seeks to expand TBI benefits

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

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.

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.

Answering the call

Posts give generously to those in need.

Legionnaires support Army museum

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

December TAPS

December TAPS

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.

Help brand your American Legion

Legion sponsoring contest to adopt a tagline for the organization. The winning entry receives $500 – and a lasting legacy.