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Legion news: What you need to know

National Convention updates.

Legislation would assist vets in DOT contracts

DC Legion news

Commander honors Legionnaire for NEF efforts

National Commander Jim Koutz presented Legionnaire Joe De La Cruz with a plaque during the Department Service Officer training conducted in Indianapolis on Aug. 1.

Legion offers testimony on military sexual trauma

DC Insider

LEAD program graduates surpass 1,400

Indy Insider

Legion supports VA advance appropriations

Legion testifies in favor of House bill extending advance appropriations to all Department of Veterans Affairs programs.

Legacy Run signups surpass 450

More than 450 individuals have registered for this year’s American Legion Legacy Run.

Strong support continues for Legion Baseball

Legion meeting with Major League Baseball, Baseball Factory CEO this week.

Lawmakers focus on key veterans legislation

House subcommittee hearing targets homeless veterans, VHA transportation policies, tinnitus.

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.

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Your donations at work

The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors program has been donating needed items to injured servicemembers and their families for the past several months.

Legion Family flower of remembrance

Funds derived from the distribution of poppy flowers now go toward the needs of active-duty servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans.

Special workshops offered in Houston

Three American Legion career-building events and a digital media workshop will be held during the 95th National Convention in Houston.

Convention news for department adjutants

Sergeants-at-arms recommendations due; see official credentials for national convention.

Attract new members

Share with qualified veterans why they should belong, and register them via pencil or computer.

Register for Legion youth conferences

Registration is open for the 2013 National Children & Youth Conference and the National Americanism Conference.

Legion news: What you need to know

National Headquarters news alert.

Kentucky post turns trash into dollars

Members of American Legion Caswell Saufley Post 18 in Stanford, Ky., have found a hard working, yet rewarding, way to earn funds for the several charities it supports.

House approves defense funding

Dateline Capitol Hill

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.

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.

Legion continues to support tornado victims

National Headquarters processes 59 National Emergency Fund grants last week.

Puerto Rico hiring fair draws nearly 200 job seekers

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

Officials reaffirm DoD’s commitment to fighting sexual assault

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