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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.

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Riders Advisory Committee members announced

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

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.

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.

Legion membership hits the airwaves

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

Design your own Legion T-shirt

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

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.

A diamond among Wisconsin Legionnaires

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

61 years of membership cards framed

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

Share your post's legacy

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

Support Americas future leaders

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

Concrete truck honors POW-MIAs

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

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.

Mississippi elects first female department commander

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

Camp teaches youth to be leaders

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

Share stories during Legiontown campaign

Post are encouraged to share stories on Legiontown.org of events and activities that raise their community profile.

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Promote suicide awareness

Commander's Message

Legion news: What you need to know

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VA advises veterans on health-care reform changes

VA has developed a communication plan on how the new health-care law will affect veterans.

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