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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 of events and activities that raise their community profile.



Promote suicide awareness

Commander's Message

Legion news: What you need to know

Legion News

VA advises veterans on health-care reform changes

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

Greeley post continues to aid flood victims

Post 18 has donated thousands of dollars to victims of Colorado flooding.

Dellinger meets with key legislators

National Commander Daniel Dellinger met with key congressional members last week even as the House and Senate worked through a busy floor schedule as budget deadlines draw nearer.

Colorado Legion assists flood victims

The Department of Colorado and Greeley Post 18 are assisting victims that have been affected by massive flooding.

Legion focuses attention on VHA patient safety

Following a series of scandals in the Veterans Health Administration involving patient safety, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducted a hearing Sept. 9 in Pittsburgh.

Legion College hosts largest class

2013 Legion College class will be the largest in the history of the training program.

Legion job fair a success

Hundreds of veterans, servicemembers and their spouses attended The American Legion-sponsored Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the organization’s national convention Aug. 27 in Houston.

March in New York City Veterans Day Parade

Members of Legion Family invited to march in Legion Veterans Day Parade contingent in New York City on Nov. 11.

Two veterans measures enacted

Helping Heroes Fly Act and FOR VETS Act of 2013 signed into law.

Donations pour in during convention

More than $1.3 million raised for Legion programs before and during the 95th National Convention.

PSA’s increase Legion awareness

James McMann, a member of and service officer for Post 318 in San Jose, Calif., can attest to the positive impact a PSA can have.

My fundraising program: NEF

National Emergency Fund is Dellinger's fundraising program during his tenure as commander.

'Building for Tomorrow Today'

American Legion elects 2013-2014 national commander during its 95th national convention in Houston.

‘The greatest generation: Vietnam veterans’

Silver Star recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia shares why he believes this to be.

NASCAR driver makes pit stop at Series

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. stopped by the Legion World Series to visit players, fans and National Guard members.


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Annual awards presented in Houston

The American Legion honors its National Recruiter of the Year and many more at its 95th national convention.

News alert: What you need to know

News alert for September 2013

Obama signs veterans measures into law

On Aug. 9, President Barack Obama signed into law two bills that stand to help veterans.

NEF distributes grants to Arizona Legionnaires

National Emergency Fund pays out four grants to Legionnaires who were displaced by the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

Legion helps veterans land jobs with DHS

Legion Post 771 in Illinois partners with Illinois Department of Employment Securities, Department of Homeland Security in hiring fair.

Legionnaires deploy to Africa

Four Kentucky Legionnaires bring The American Legion’s message to troops in Djibouti.

'Just ask'

Daniel Dellinger, leading candidate for 2013-2014 national commander, discusses his slogan and efforts to increase membership during National Membership Workshop.