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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.

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.

Youth take on highway litter

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

A season of honor, remembrance

National Commander's Message

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.

Dateline: House passes six veteran-related bills

Dateline Capitol Hill

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.

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