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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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The War Inside

Soldiers and veterans need not battle suicidal thoughts alone. The Army and VA offer help for those with the courage to step forward.

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The Four Pillars

The value of American Legion Membership is built around four major missions.

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The Last Doughboy

As the sole surviving American veteran of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 107, of Charles Town, W.Va., is the nation's last "doughboy," the only remaining soldier of 4 million men called by President Woodrow Wilson to fight against Germany in 1917.

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The War Inside

Army makes significant push to reduce suicides.

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Pillar I: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

The American Legion has for nearly 90 years acted as the nation’s leading advocate for proper health care, economic opportunity and legal benefits for U.S. military veterans.

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A tale of two clauses

Attorneys for the ACLU and other groups continue to chip away at our country's Christian heritage, filing and winning frivolous lawsuits that have banned the Ten Commandments, Latin crosses, Boy Scouts of America and the Pledge of Allegiance from public display, gathering or utterance.

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Pillar II: National Security

To those who have sworn with their lives to protect the United States against enemies near and far, national security is a deeply held value.

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Nothing to Lose

Homeless veterans in America are not criminals or misfits. They are individuals who have served America, and we need to help them find their way back home.

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Pillar III: Americanism

As an organization dedicated to God and country, with a membership of military veterans that takes deep pride in the U.S. flag and all it means, The American Legion has always been a stalwart champion of patriotism, morality and citizenship.

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Brain Trust

A $4.6 million DoD grant to develop a new TBI‑diagnosis device came with a breakneck deadline.

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Pillar IV: Children & Youth

The American Legion has been a staunch supporter for the children and youth of our nation since its founding in 1919.

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Kick for Nick

19-year-old Nick Madaras was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol. But his plan to share soccer with Iraqi children didn’t die with him.

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Masters of Disasters

Since 9/11, thousands of emergency responders have flocked to the curious mock town of Disaster City to train for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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Legion, Sears partner on Heroes at Home fundraising

Sears’ Heroes at Home is committed to bringing warmth, safety and accessibility to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical resources to complete home repairs and other necessary improvements.

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RAPID FIRE: Remembering 9/11

On the era in which we live.

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Red Christmas

The fact that some of the stuff we purchase may be painted or assembled by people imprisoned for their religious beliefs should give us all pause, especially at Christmastime.

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Honor students with medal program

One of the best ways to perform service to God and country is to take an active interest in developing America's youth as patriotic, freedom-loving citizens.

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A well-regulated militia

At a time of extended National Guard war deployments, state defense forces cannot be forgotten. In fact, they should be strengthened.

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A Place to Call Home

Institutional children's homes have nearly vanished across America, but not in Ponca City, Okla., where The American Legion still fulfills an oath made long ago.

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The Strongest Generation

Army Vice Chief Gen. Richard Cody says that never before have so few Americans bravely protected so many.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Signature Wound of the War

"People think this is new. It's not. Go back to World War I. Same kind of discussion back then. We need to figure this out. VA and DoD are going to work very closely on this. There is tremendous synergy on this." - Dr. James B. Peake, secretary of VA, in a recent interview with The American Legion Magazine

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Patriot Slave

After finding a little-known Revolutionary War hero in her family tree, a genealogical researcher wants to restore his legacy.

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