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A Prayer Remembered

Former NFL star Rocky Bleier, saved from combat wounds in Vietnam, longs to give back.

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Now that we have Washington's attention

During the first half of 2009, The American Legion’s convictions were tested on the national stage.

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Is Empire a Dirty Word?

The founding fathers’ answer may surprise you.

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Bill Crazy

Congressional hearing highlights one of VA’s low points: collections for health-care services.

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Safe At Any Speed

Troops need more than a license to tame today’s high-performance bikes.

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Advance appropriations for VA care

Since 2001, the number of veterans using VA health-care services has increased by 2 million.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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Serve, Support and Simplify

Since 2007, numerous programs have been launched to ease the transition from DoD to VA. The “800,000-pound gorilla,” however, remains at large.

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THE POWER OF POWER: The Domestic Dilemma

America must make complicated and costly decisions to reverse its dependence on foreign oil.

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Partners for God and Country

The first national youth activity recognized by The American Legion, Scouting celebrates its centennial.

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Do our children know all the words?

Schoolchildren of Waregem, Belgium, spend the better part of each year learning to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in English.

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THE POWER OF POWER: The Post-Petro Economy

Thirty years after Three Mile Island, America confronts its fear of going nuclear.

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Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Crawford

Porous at the Ports

Security at America’s entry points has been a national-security focus since 9/11.
With no major incidents to report, have we been good or just lucky?

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The Shelf Lives of Warplanes

B-52 Stratofortress and C-130 Hercules aircraft have flown for decades. What separates them from today’s high-tech warbirds, which cost more but aren’t as durable?

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THE POWER OF POWER: Boomtown

Many in western Wyoming want the energy industry to proceed with more caution.

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The threat of a new missile age

The risk of electromagnetic pulse devastation is greater than ever. Why does Washington dismiss it?

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Burden of Proof

Leaders say a philosophy of suspicion keeps VA from making significant progress on the swelling backlog of veteran disability claims.

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An Unsolved Medical Mystery

No one knows exactly what causes Lou Gehrig’s disease, but we do know veterans contract it at a higher rate than others. Last September, strongly encouraged by The American Legion, VA finally connected the dots.

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River City: 91st National Convention

Where past and present meet.

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Today’s warriors need us more than ever

By my second day in the war theater of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I realized I was surrounded by reasons why The American Legion matters today as much as ever – maybe more so.

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Tailored for Space

Blue Star Banner company in rural Delaware takes pride in a legacy of accomplishments and patriotism.

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What we mean by pride and purpose

There are two words that have always accompanied my travels as a Legionnaire and will continue to do so this year, as national commander. They are "pride" and "purpose."

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DoD

Shrouded in sickness

Of the 697,000 U.S. troops who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, about one in four suffer from illnesses related to the conflict, according to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC).

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Meeting the Challenge

Legionnaires credited for troop and mission support at 90th National Convention.

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A Veterans Day message

Veterans Day is for ordinary people accomplishing the extraordinary.

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The road to a better GI Bill

Young veterans from across America converged on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on April 29 to voice support for a new and improved GI Bill.

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Rocky Mountain Runaround

Colorado veterans are frustrated their high-priority VA hospital is still in limbo.

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Operation Comfort Warriors keeps its pledge

Thanks to the generosity of our American Legion family members and friends, we have purchased items for men and women who are recovering at military hospitals and warrior transition units.

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The measure of a woman

Combat-wounded Army captain makes her name in defense contracting.

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On Guard

When grieving families of fallen U.S. servicemembers came under attack by the Westboro Baptist Church, American Legion Riders responded by forming the Patriot Guard.

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