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NEF eclipses $425,000 for Sandy victims

Payouts assist 450 American Legion Family members and posts affected by last fall’s devastating superstorm.

Legion news: What you need to know

Dates and events to keep in mind.

Flag Day speech ready for download

Flag Day speech available on; copies will be distributed early next week.

HUD identifies housing opportunities for homeless

Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the April 12 notice.

Budget plan boosts funding for homeless vets

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 would make the largest investment to date in homeless veteran assistance programs.

Legacy Run details being finalized

American Legion Legacy Run participants will ride through Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

76th Oratorical contestants announced

Watch the championship finals live April 21 on

American Legion Baseball deadlines approaching

April 15 cutoff for departments to report 2013 dates, locations of state tournaments.

Job fairs unite veterans, opportunities

More than 240 veterans received provisional job offers during two recent Hiring Our Heroes job fairs.

Dues renewal can now be automatic

Online feature allows Legionnaires to renew safely, easily, yearly.

Rebuilding a court of honor

A St. Louis post preserves the history and memories of 1,185 World War I fallen heroes.

Why I Love My Post: ‘Our very best goodbye’

American Legion Post 252 in Greenwood, Ind.

Share stories of honor, remembrance

The American Legion is launching a new web page and is asking for your stories, your memories, your photos.

Contest draws in new members

New Member Recruiting Contest.

Gold, Silver Brigade program enhanced

Koutz Scouts offers monetary incentive for 2012 top-level Legion recruiters.

Dateline Capitol Hill

Consolidated appropriations measure signed by President Obama.

Our commitment to children and youth

Support "April is Children & Youth Month"

Halls of history

An Indiana Legion post keeps the Constitution on the minds of high school students.

Legion news: What you need to know

Dates and events to keep in mind.


Taps for April 2013

Koutz praises move to restore tuition assistance

Congress agrees to temporary budget fix, which will restore most funds that troops can use to help pay for college.

Deadline nears for American Legion Legacy Scholarship

Eligible applicants have until April 15 to submit their applications to The American Legion National Headquarters.

Job picture for veterans improves

Despite improvement, nation’s youngest veterans still having trouble finding employment.

Background check process under way for Legion baseball

All 49 departments participating in American Legion Baseball have now established their accounts with Protect Youth Sports, Inc.

NEF payouts in 2013

Payout from the National Emergency Fund has surpassed last year’s total by more than $24,000.

Massachusetts unveils plan to end veteran homelessness

Plan will look at the needs of all homeless men and women who served in the military, regardless of their discharge status.

Legion addresses benefits claims with VA

National Headquarters staff praises agency’s efforts to speed up process, but says there are still too many lapses in service, attention to detail.

Legacy Run 2013 plans moving forward

Registration now open for this year’s run, which will start in Indianapolis on Aug. 18 and wind up in Houston.

Our duty to those who served

Working with VA to decrease the claims backlog.

Legion's highest honors awarded

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff received The American Legion National Commander’s Public Relations Award; former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia received The American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award.