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Hiring Our Heroes job fair set for Houston

Economic Commission is assembling events aimed at veteran job-seekers, including a job fair and resume assistance.

Legion Boys Nation, Baseball gearing up

Final Boys State program is winding down, ahead of Boys Nation. Meanwhile, 2,657 baseball teams competing for shot at World Series.

MLB player sponsors Legion team

Minnesota Twins pitcher and Legion Baseball alumnus Brian Duensing donates $10,000 to Nebraska Post 374 teams for new uniforms.

Legion Baseball players vying for national team

Two American Legion Baseball players have been selected to try out for the U.S. national team.

House bill addresses claims backlog

Bill requires servicemembers’ service treatment records, personal records, unit records and medical records available to VA in electronic format.

Scores of veterans attend job fair in Illinois

More than 100 veteran job seekers attended a Hiring Our Heroes job fair recently at the Orland Park Civic Center in Orland Park, Ill.

Legacy Run registration ongoing

More than 350 Legion Riders have registered for the Legacy Run.

Puerto Rico hiring fair draws nearly 200 job seekers

Hiring Our Heroes-sponsored ever draws 28 employers, 182 job seekers.

Legion continues to support tornado victims

National Headquarters processes 59 National Emergency Fund grants last week.

Legion Riders, Legislative e-newsletters to debut

Growing Legion media now will include regular electronic updates from the Legion Riders, Legislative Commission.

'Honor Flight' film stars two Legionnaires

The award-winning film follows four World War II veterans as they travel to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that was constructed in their honor.

Stolen Valor Act of 2013 signed into law

Lying for profit about military honors and awards is now a federal crime.

Helping veterans find jobs online

Ohio post sets up a computer kiosk to help local veterans with employment, résumé writing and email services.

Students tested on Americanism, government

The Department of Wisconsin’s Americanism and Government Scholarship test is comprised of 50 questions, a short essay and $11,000 in awards.

Relief after enduring devastation

Legion helps veterans and their families when natural disasters strike.

Checklist for new district commanders

Department of Pennsylvania creates a turn-over file for incoming district commanders.

National Convention planned events

Parade, Commander's Banquet and baseball game part of convention activities.


In memory of our service men and women.

Legion news: What you need to know

American Legion news and events.

Watch Spring Meetings on demand

All past American Legion live streamed events can be viewed on

Officials reaffirm DoD’s commitment to fighting sexual assault

Senior Pentagon officials make commitment to eradicate sexual assault in the military.

Departments conducting statewide Legacy Run fundraisers

Tennessee, Minnesota, Virginia and Florida among Legion departments staging their own Legacy Runs.

Action Alert: Veterans health care in jeopardy

Alert calls for decisive action by House, Senate leadership on whether Congress will continue to authorize new VA construction.

Legion providing assistance to Oklahoma veterans

National Emergency Fund grants available to veterans impacted by May 20 tornado.

$5 million in homeless grants available

The Department of Labor announced May 16 the availability of funds for the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Reintegration Program (HFVVWF).

Membership plan laid out

Departments will draft a comprehensive plan to be used at all Legion levels.

Certification stakes center stage at White House forum

Economic Division serves as subject matter expert at forum last week on military licensing and certification for transportation jobs.

Online Extension Institute continues to grow

Online Legion training course surpasses 2,600 purchased licenses in its first year.


TAPS for May 2013

Flag program rejuvenates Iowa post

American Legion Albaugh-McGovern Post 42 in Ankeny is on solid fiscal ground thanks to participation in the Legion's Flag Rewards program.