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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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'System Worth Saving' visits D.C. VA center

'System Worth Saving' visits D.C. VA center

Legion National Task Force Member, Tom Mullon, and Allison Murphy, Legion National Field Service Representative, are conducting a site review of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.

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Legion: VBA must improve work quality

Legion: VBA must improve work quality

The American Legion told Congress on Tuesday that 'there are clearly areas for improvement' in the way VBA processes disability claims for veterans.

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Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

D.C. office staffers provide information on VA benefits during day set aside to honor, help combat veterans and active-duty military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

Ordinary men, extraordinary efforts

It's been 66 years since D-Day, but a day doesn't pass when the soldiers are forgotten - especially two of them.

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Freedom Car finishes 21st in Michigan

Freedom Car finishes 21st in Michigan

Jerick Johnson currently ranks fourth in rookie points and holds first place in the Hard Charger category.

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Boys State celebrates 75th anniversary

Boys State celebrates 75th anniversary

Since 1935, more than a million high school boys have attended The American Legion Boys State program to experience a week that can change a lifetime.

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Legion to Obama: Restore Mojave cross

Legion to Obama: Restore Mojave cross

Legion joins other organizations in sending letter to the White House, asking Obama to intervene on behalf of the cross.

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Legion supports reforms at Arlington

Legion supports reforms at Arlington

Hill praises Army Secretary John McHugh for ‘decisive action' following report of mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.

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