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President signs NDAA for FY 2014

On Dec. 26, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.

NEF program aids disaster victims

The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to veterans who qualify.

A wagon of honor

Legionnaire refurbishes a luggage cart to carry fallen war heroes' remains when arriving home by plane.

A year of selfless giving

In 2013, the Legion's TFA program disbursed more than $1 million in grants, assisting 2,080 minor children throughout the United States.

Legion efforts influenced IRS DD-214 revision

American Legion meetings with the Internal Revenue Service resulted in change to guidelines requiring posts to keep copies of members' DD-214s on file.

A real American Legion Family

National records can neither confirm nor deny that this is the first time in history an American Legion department commander, Auxiliary department president and SAL detachment commander all from the same family served in those capacities at the same time. It is, at the very least, a rarity.

Become a Paid Up For Life member

American Legion members interested in the discounted Paid Up For Life program can now easily join online: www.legion.org/join/pufl

Legionnaire receives 70-year membership award

Cliff Reynolds, a member of Post 547 in Monroeville, Ohio, was recently honored for his commitment to The American Legion for 70 continuous years.

Discount airfare available for 2014 Legion meetings

Legionnaires can obtain discounted rates through American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

Legion news for January

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‘A fond farewell’

Two Montana Legionnaires experience the emotional impact of a deployment ceremony.

Legion programs may count toward BSA badges

Legion staff working to make certain Legion programs serve as qualifying criteria for Boy Scouts of America merit badges.

Congress scrambles to finish business

In advance of the winter break, Congress worked to resolve some pending issues, including some important to veterans.

Painting a tribute to veterans

Ohio artist paints his second war mural, a rendition of ‘Reflections’ by artist Lee Teter.

Mail box becomes retired U.S. flag box

The retired flag-drop box is placed in a high-traffic, secure location: the Brown County Court House.

Veterans homelessness percentage drops

Percentage dropped 8 percent from January 2012 to January 2013, 24 percent since 2010.

OCW helps out New Mexico veterans

Department of New Mexico, Legion Riders, National Headquarters staff distribute $30,000 worth of gifts to VA medical center.

Youth take on highway litter

Arizona youth groups keep America beautiful by picking up trash and earning compensation for it.

Legion tagline contest shelved

The $500 budgeted for the winning submission will be applied to the National Emergency Fund.

Three rule changes for junior baseball teams

Starting with the 2014 American Legion Baseball season, changes apply to courtesy runners, the designated hitter and re-entry rules.

A season of honor, remembrance

National Commander's Message

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COLA bill signed into law

On Nov. 21, President Barack Obama enacted Public Law 113-52, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013.

Planning under way for 2014 Legacy Run

Internal Affairs Division staff members have begun route planning and other preparations for the 2014 American Legion Legacy Run

Whistleblowers testify on problems at VA clinic

Former doctors at facility testify on culture of negligence that has compromised patient safety at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center.

LEAD training takes center stage

Through February 2014, LEAD training will be presented at 11 different departments.

New Jersey hosts 13th job fair

More than 100 employers, veterans in attendance at Nov. 5 career fair at National Guard armory in Morristown.

61 years of membership cards framed

Lloyd Vollmer of Mankato, Minn., has collected 61 years of Legion membership cards.

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