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A second chance

Greystone Prep School in Texas gives students at second chance at earning appointments to military academies.

Arizona post wins national award

American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 132 of Oro Valley, Ariz., are the recipients of the U.S. National Guard’s Family Program Community Purple Award for 2013

A tribute to four Army chaplains

Michigan posts host annual Four Chaplains service to uphold their legacy.

Learn, join and give on new Legion app

Smartphone application offers easy access to join or renew, find a local post, donate and more.

A leader well beyond New York

Richard M. Pedro – who passed away Jan. 10 – served as Department of New York adjutant for 29 years, but his national presence was commanding.


In loving memory

News Alert: What you need to know

Download Eagle Scout application; view upcoming career fairs; celebrate the Legion's 95th birthday; receive flag alerts.

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 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.

A wagon of honor

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

Become a Paid Up For Life member

American Legion members interested in the discounted Paid Up For Life program can now easily join online:

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.

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.

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

Legion news: What you need to know

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.

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.



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.

‘A fond farewell’

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

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.

Legion news: What you need to know

Legion news

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.

Legion tagline contest shelved

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