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Family Support Network ready to help

Funds available for families who face tough times when a family member is deployed with National Guard or reserves.

2013 Legacy Run preparations under way

Planning still under way for event that will start in Indianapolis and conclude in Houston.

Obama signs veteran-friendly bills

Legislation impacts education, creates burn pit registry and assigns military cemetery status.

New baseball registration site unveiled

New American Legion Baseball registration website allows coaches to quickly register their team and meet the Legion's policy for background screening checks.

Membership Incentive: Gold Brigade Award

Each month, a different membership incentive award/program will be featured.

VA eliminates Eligibility Verification Report

The elimination will allow staff to focus on the compensation claims backlog.

Discount airfare offered for 2013 Legion meetings

The American Legion has obtained airline discounts with American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines for the organization’s 2013 meetings.

Defense authorization measures enacted

Dateline Capitol Hill

Take the LEAD

American Legion launches new leadership training program.

Our continued support for children, families

Temporary Financial Assistance, Family Support Network make huge impact in 2012.

Share your travel adventures

FODPAL web page on national website gives Legionnaires an opportunity to tell about encounters with Legion posts outside the borders of the United States.

A post that's easy to love

American Legion Post 567 in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Legion reminders to post

"Need A Lift" has been discontinued; two awards due Feb. 1.

5-year membership plan on the table

Legion’s Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis this week.

TAPS

Remembering those who served.

Help brand your American Legion

Legion sponsoring contest to adopt a tagline for the organization. The winning entry receives $500 – and a lasting legacy.

Legion job fairs help 7,000 find employment

In 2012, The American Legion participated in a record number of veterans jobs fairs.

A tree full of heroes faces

American Legion Post 200 in Hampstead, Md., hangs photos of veterans on its Christmas tree.

'A domino effect'

Department of Pennsylvania raised $225,000 for state’s first Fisher House.

Changes to Dispatch start in January

Post, district and department leaders can access the new online version of the publication for useful resources, communication tools and engaging one another.

In review: Second session of 112th Congress

Dateline Capitol Hill

VA seeks to expand TBI benefits

Department proposes adding five diagnosable illnesses secondary to service-connected TBI.

Answering the call

Posts give generously to those in need.

New Year, new Legion resolutions

It’s going to take a concerted effort from everyone who cares about veterans and their families to keep us from having to make the same resolutions year after year.

A war-ending mission

Early days of high-altitude warfare described by Maj. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, who flew the mission that brought World War II to an end in 1945.

Legionnaires support Army museum

Legion posts financially contribute to building national Army museum in Virginia through new sponsorship program.

All-female post active in community

Service Women’s Post 404, Missouri’s only all-female American Legion post, is raising awareness for itself by participating in veteran-related community events.

Service first, membership second

American Legion Post 15 in Loveland, Colo.

SAL memberships ahead of last year’s pace

Sons membership passes 164,000, which is more than 13,000 ahead of previous year.

December TAPS

December TAPS

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