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TBI: 'Better and better and better.'

IED-wounded veteran defies the odds in his battle with TBI.

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TBI: Coming to

Veteran doctor revives patients from comas thought to be permanent.

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TBI: Music of the mind

Minnesota research center translates brain actions into a musical language.

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TBI: Minds over motion

VA-connected research proves that thoughts alone can control computers.

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Washington's forgotten memorial

A deteriorating D.C. memorial is the Mall's only nod to World War I.

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AFRICOM

In the post-colonial era, Africa has seen more than its share of chaos and violence. U.S forces offer a stabilizing influence.

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Rescue in Afghanistan

Operation Red Wings, and the rescue effort that followed, broke the back of the Taliban in Afghanistan's eastern Konar province.

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An Interview with VA Secretary James B. Peake, M.D.

A critical moment: combat veteran guides a rapidly changing VA through the Bush administration's final year.

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VA Home Loans: The VA home loan advantage

A mortgage-lending employee speaks to The American Legion Magazine about today's VA home loan, what veterans need to watch out for, and how the program remains one of the most valuable benefits of military service.

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Spiritual Pathways

Ancient traditions help mental-health professionals connect with American Indian veterans battling PTS.

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The beauty, the brains and the strength

How an unassuming, churchgoing soldier from Utah captured America's heart in Las Vegas.

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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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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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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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Out of Harm's Way

To land in Landstuhl is to know you're alive, and the voices you hear come from people dedicated to keeping you that way.

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What we learned from The Surge

One year ago, U.S. Central Command characterized the situation in Iraq as "near chaos." The Army Times decried Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's strategy as a failure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to "change the course" in Iraq by ending the war. Withdrawing the troops was a common refrain. Then came The Surge.

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Faces of Freedom

"Would I be worthy of their sacrifice?" That's the question Rebecca Pepin attempts to answer in her book "Faces of Freedom."

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The Iraqibacter

Medical experts wary of dangerous germ now striking war-wounded troops.

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Beyond all expectations

Service-disabled military retiree rises to the top of the small-business world.

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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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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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Helmets To Hardhats

For young veterans launching their careers, a national program turns military experience into civilian certification and acceptance.

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A Long-Term Commitment

What the people of Afghanistan need from America.

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Law Provides Business Resources For Veterans

The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 can help soldier-entrepreneurs.

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Severe Eye Injuries Don't Stop Missouri Ballplayer

Larry Whitaker started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. He was a gifted young player, able to elevate his game enough to make travel teams by the time he was 11. But everything the young man dreamed of nearly fell to pieces on the Fourth of July 2005 when a bottle rocket misfired and hit Whitaker in his left eye. His cornea was scratched, and his iris was shattered. His right eye was also damaged. Suddenly, he was legally blind. Doctors said he would never play baseball again.

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Sen. Daniel Akaka: Bring VA Up To Date

Senate Veterans Affairs Committtee chairman Daniel Akaka speaks with The American Legion Magazine about the committee's approach to the second half of the 110th Congress.

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The Majority's Right To Rule

Why the power to protect our flag will eventually be reclaimed by the American people.

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Do You Need A Career Coach?

A career coach can be an invaluable resource in today's competitive, constantly changing and often difficult market.

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Turnout Turnaround Depends On Us

Even with spikes every four years for the presidential elections, voter turnout has followed a troubling trajectory in recent decades, rarely exceeding 60 percent even when there's a controversy on the ballot.

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Fresh Paint

Infantry sergeant bears witness to Ramadi's historic transformation.

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