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America's Next Commander in Chief

Candidates Obama and McCain sound off on national security, veterans issues and the flag.

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THE POWER OF POWER: The H20 Factor

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former United Nations secretary-general, has said that the next global conflict will erupt not over oil, but over water.

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Up to the Challenge

National Commaner Dave Rehbein leaves the laboratory to lead The American Legion.

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THE POWER OF POWER: Corn-Fed Fuel

Ethanol has been cast for years as America’s economic and environmental salvation. But there are two sides to the cost-benefit analysis.

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Birth of a War

The 1983 Beirut barracks attack ignited a quarter-century of conflict that America has yet to fully understand.

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Operation Freedom Car

The March issue of The American Legion Magazine included a special pull-out poster featuring American Legion Racing and No. 76 driver Jerick Johnson. The poster is available here as a free download. Just click the links below.

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Muted Messages

For much of U.S. media, good news in Iraq is bad news, or no news at all.

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All hands on deck

The American Legion’s first national commander from Florida, retired Navy captain Clarence Hill, calls on members to engage a new generation.

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76 Hours of Hell

A recounting of the battle for Betio in the Pacific's Tarawa Atoll.

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Valerie Tobias

How the military changed my life

Earlier this year, The American Legion Magazine asked readers to put pen to paper and explain how military service changed their lives.

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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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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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Fresh Paint

Infantry sergeant bears witness to Ramadi's historic transformation.

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The table set for one

We call your attention to this small table, which occupies a place of dignity and honor near the head table. It is set for one, symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades.

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Saddle Magic

Horses for Heroes reveals to disabled veterans the mysterious wonders of equine therapy.

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Treasured Trip

Series of coin exchanges makes for a memorable mission.

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VA Home Loans: Loan, sweet loan

In an era of mortgage meltdown around America, veterans find security in VA home-loan benefits.

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