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World Series in Shelby through 2019

Shelby’s contract to host The American Legion World Series has been extended thanks to the community’s outstanding performance for the past two years.

Legion mandates background checks

A background check screening for staff and volunteers involved in American Legion national youth programs will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Nine students receive $20,000 scholarships

American Legion names 2012 Samsung Scholarship recipients.

Learn about Junior Law Cadet

The American Legion’s Junior Law Cadet Program educates youth about law enforcement and instills a newfound respect for law officials.



Membership is our lifeblood

We must reach our membership goal. The stakes are high not only for our organization to continue thriving, but for our military community as a whole.

No generation gap in Lowville

New York post‘s older members help develop plan to bring in younger veterans. The results speak for themselves.

Leadership Q&A

Q: How is your post staying in contact with new members?

Christmas bonus award offered

Districts will receive a monetary check on behalf of National Commander James E. Koutz for going above and beyond its Dec. 31, 2011 membership goal.

Virginia Legionnaire is Recruiter of the Year

Frank Carr wins Recruiter of the Year for the fourth time.

Legacy Run nets more than $700,000 for scholarships

The run – now in its seventh year – has raised more than $3 million for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Dateline: Capitol Hill

House passes fiscal 2013 continuing resolution to fund government.

American Legion by the numbers

New Consolidated Post Report shows the many ways Legionnaires are making differences in their communities and beyond.

Our family helping another family

Message from the national adjutant.

Help support OCW this year

Help support American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz's fundraising goal of $500,000 for Operation Comfort Warriors.

'Everyday is Veterans Day' pin

Recruiters to be honored with National Commander's pin.

Post visits to be rewarded

The District Commander Post Visitation Award is an incentive for personal visits to posts by district commanders, vice commanders.

September TAPS

September TAPS

Dateline Capitol Hill

House passes veterans Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012

A place of peace

Department of Michigan facility offers therapeutic opportunity for veterans.

Providing answers, advice at post level

Veterans forum in Indianapolis covers wide range of topics

OCW brings warriors to Six Flags

Legion’s program donates more than $15,000 to help wounded warriors and their loved ones enjoy a day at Texas amusement park.

'Our Boys Nation journey'

2012 American Legion Boys Nation president, Jonathan Hess, shares his week-long experience.

'Our Pillars, Your Platform'

Legion releases report on election issues

This is your American Legion

What this organization does starts at the post level.

Touching lives

Membership is much more than simple numbers.


Prominent Legion members are remembered.


Prominent Legion members are remembered.

Legion applauds passage of jobs act

Veteran Skills to Jobs Act, backed by The American Legion, aims to make it easier for qualified veterans to obtain licenses, credentials for civilian careers.

Dateline: Capitol Hill

On July 9, the House of Representatives voted on legislation to benefit veterans and their families, as well as veteran jobseekers. Both bills now go to the Senate for further action.