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Legion news: What you need to know

Legion news

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.

A diamond among Wisconsin Legionnaires

Camp American Legion provides rest, recuperation to local veterans and their families.

Legion membership hits the airwaves

American Legion Department of Indiana members campaign on the radio, TV, at Colts NFL games.

Track volunteer hours

To help your post and department attain 100-percent reporting, Legionnaire Tammy Hamilton has passed along a volunteer tracking form that she created to help her post officers collect the required info she needs to complete a CPR.

Riders Advisory Committee members announced

5 committee members serve as regional points of contact for national vice commanders, department commanders, department ALR programs.

Dateline: House passes six veteran-related bills

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Design your own Legion T-shirt

ClassB offers Legion family members the ability to design and order smaller quantities of custom-made T-shirts.

Legion news: What you need to know

Host a blood drive; remember troops over the holidays; download Blue Star Families booklet; watch Oratorical Contest videos

News from Fall Meetings

During The American Legion’s Fall Meetings, scholarships and grants were awarded, history contest winners were announced, resolutions were passed and donations poured in.

Membership competition has only winners

The departments of Missouri and Kansas conducted a membership challenge for three days in September, but in the eyes of everyone involved, there were only winners: Kansas, Missouri and The American Legion.

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Veterans to learn COLA increases soon

Military retirees and veterans with service-connected disability compensation will know their 2014 cost-of-living adjustment later this week.

New NEF kits being delivered

National Headquarters is sending out new National Emergency Fund response kits to departments in support of National Commander Dan Dellinger’s primary fundraising campaign.

Concrete truck honors POW-MIAs

POW-MIA and Support Our Troops decals placed on Prairie Material's concrete mixer trucks.

Legion aids veterans during government shutdown

Legion continuing to assist veterans, surviving spouses and dependents.

SWS turns 10 years old

System Worth Saving Task Force provides annual reviews of VA medical centers.

Legion Riders committee to be named

National commander will name 2014 ALR Advisory Committee during Fall Meetings.

Share your post's legacy

Legion launches Centennial Celebration web page for posts to convey their history, legacies.

Bet leads to 114 new members

Members of Post 731 in San Diego recently enjoyed a steak dinner after winning a membership bet against Post 365 in Vista, Calif.

Camp teaches youth to be leaders

Department of Alabama’s Leadership Camp instills patriotism and honor in today’s youth.

Mississippi elects first female department commander

The American Legion Department of Mississippi elected its first female commander – Angela M. Baughman.

Support Americas future leaders

Organizations share with Legion Family members how they are advocating for and supporting young people.

Members of Armed Forces paid during shutdown

On Sept. 30, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3210, the Pay Our Military Act. This bill’s passage was necessary to avoid any interruption of military pay due to federal government shutdown.

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