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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.

SAL memberships ahead of last year’s pace

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

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.

Legion continues support for Superstorm Sandy victims

Legion continues support for Superstorm Sandy victims.

HUD pilot program would aid homeless vets

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

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?

Dateline Capitol Hill

New faces in 113th Congress include few veterans.

Legionnaires asked to give blood

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


November Taps

Baseball background checks mandated

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

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.

Legionnaires ideal mentors to student veterans

Legionnaires can provide aid to local student veterans by locating a nearby school’s Student Veterans of America chapter.

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.

Class of 2012 graduates

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


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.

‘Our devotion to mutual helpfulness’

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

A time to give and support

Remember those who need us during this holiday season.

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.

Congress returns to agenda full of military matters

This week’s update on initiatives and programs from national headquarter’s D.C. divisions.

Promote Children & Youth month

A weekly look at the initiatives and programs at national headquarters.

NEF helps assist Hurricane Sandy victims

A look inside the news and initiatives at National Headquarters

VA program can give boost to low-income vets

This week’s roundup of news and notes from the Washington office of The American Legion.

Attention turns to Hispanic vets

Get updated on how the DC Legion office is helping veterans and their causes.

New training for department, post leaders

Get updated on the Legion’s high-profile programs and initiatives.