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NCA delivering on veterans' preference

NCA delivering on veterans' preference

During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.

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Flag to be at half-staff

Flag to be at half-staff

To honor recently deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, President Obama orders flag to be at half-staff on July 3, July 6.

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Veterans can revive our economy

At a time when veteran unemployment is outpacing that of the general population, the U.S. government must do a better job of fulfilling the spirit of the Veterans Preference Hiring Act.

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Citizenship 101

South Carolina’s Post 17 supports JROTC programs for at-risk youth.

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The Unknown Revolutionary

Alexandria tomb with Legion roots often overlooked today.

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Job Corps to offer veterans career training

Job Corps to offer veterans career training

The Labor Department, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps will offer veterans hands-on training in 100 career fields.

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Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.

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NASC delegates learn about the Legion

NASC delegates learn about the Legion

On June 27 in Indianapolis, nearly 1,000 student council members were educated on The American Legion's multiple youth programs.

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Montana player pitches a perfect game

Montana player pitches a perfect game

Joe Pistorese, a pitcher for the Montana Kalispell Lakers Class AA American Legion Baseball team, pitched a 27-up, 27-down game last month.

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Legion Player of the Year honored in N.Y.

Legion Player of the Year honored in N.Y.

Tyler Jacobson, the George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year, recently received the honorable award in Cooperstown, N.Y., during an MLB alumni game.

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Bronze medallions available for headstones

Bronze medallions available for headstones

VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.

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The spirit of a city

The spirit of a city

Past National Commander Bill Detweiler, a New Orleans resident, says the new VAMC that is being built is an example of his city's rebirth after Katrina.

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A bond that defies age

A bond that defies age

Only 27 and serving as commander of the second largest post in Wyoming, Loren Davis says a kinship exists between he and the older veterans in his post.

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A 'historic day' for New Orleans

A 'historic day' for New Orleans

Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

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Oregon National Guard award announced

Oregon National Guard award announced

Filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis will be presented with Oregon National Guard Commendation, an award rarely given to civilians, for her endeavors to help wounded soldiers.

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New Orleans VAMC to break ground

New Orleans VAMC to break ground

PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.

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Korean War anniversary commemorated

Korean War anniversary commemorated

Members of Congress gathered in the Capitol to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

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VHA must strengthen local preparedness

VHA must strengthen local preparedness

While the Veterans Health Administration is well prepared at the national level to handle emergencies, it needs to improve its degree of preparedness at the local level.

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Agent Orange claims must not be delayed

Agent Orange claims must not be delayed

The American Legion is calling upon Congress and VA to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases linked to Agent Orange.

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Legion to host 1,100 NASC delegates

Legion to host 1,100 NASC delegates

Students coming to Indianapolis for the National Association of Student Councils National Convention will visit The American Legion Mall June 27.

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National Convention parade route available

National Convention parade route available

92nd National Convention's parade is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 29 in Milwaukee.

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Event honors Blue Star families

Event honors Blue Star families

More than 150 Blue Star Banners are presented during Fifth Annual Indiana Blue Star Salute.

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Vet Centers making a difference

Vet Centers making a difference

Since 1979, Vet Centers have promoted the philosophy of "veterans helping veterans"

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An overview of wounded warrior care

An overview of wounded warrior care

Legion's PCAG gets a look at major programs coming out of the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy.

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Education Symposium set for Aug. 26-27

Education Symposium set for Aug. 26-27

The American Legion and Student Veterans of America will host the Veterans on Campus Symposium in Milwaukee, a conference that sets out to improve the lives of student veterans.

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MicroTech receives more honors

MicroTech receives more honors

Small Business Task Force member Tony Jimenez has been recognized again. His company, MicroTech, has won another award.

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Rebuilding Together event set for convention

Rebuilding Together event set for convention

Organization dedicated to preserving affordable home ownership will partner on repair project with Legion in Milwaukee.

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Watch the 2010 Legion World Series live

Watch the 2010 Legion World Series live

Once again, the upcoming American Legion Baseball World Series games will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

One of the nation's biggest tributes to military families to feature Legion Riders convoy, music by Michael Peterson, sky-diving and cheerleaders.

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A deployment through a child's eye

A deployment through a child's eye

Legion's Policy Coordinating and Action Group briefed on a study that examined how military deployments affect the children left behind.

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