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Opening your doors to the military

Opening your doors to the military

If your post has a nearby military unit that it works with regularly, sponsoring events and activities for the unit, The American Legion wants to know. Contact us.

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Foster tours JPAC facility

Foster tours JPAC facility

Jimmie Foster got an up-front look at JPAC's unique missions and the recent developments in the POW/MIA identification process.

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Doing what he can for America's military

Doing what he can for America's military

Since 2003, actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have performed for U.S. servicemembers and veterans across the country.

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Legion opposes DREAM Act

Legion opposes DREAM Act

Legion opposes passage of the bill that will provide amnesty to children of illegal immigrants.

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'Keep these alliances together'

'Keep these alliances together'

Past National Commander Detweiler stresses the need for relationships among fellow veterans during opening sessions of sixth annual Road to Recovery.

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Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

Legion wins fight for GI Bill changes

The American Legion joined other veterans service organizations in lobbying for a bill that stands to expand and improve GI Bill benefits.

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More than an obligation

More than an obligation

Corporations don't just come to Road to Recovery career fair because it's the right thing to do. They're there because of the quality of job candidates they find.

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A normal reaction to the abnormal

A normal reaction to the abnormal

Former undercover New Jersey State Trooper shares his PTS experiences, encourages peer counseling during Road to Recovery.

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Legion opposes last-minute DADT repeal

Legion opposes last-minute DADT repeal

The Legion strongly opposes a renewed Congressional effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

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TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

Quick, convenient and confidential online process for assessing risk of 'invisible wounds' outlined to Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans and their families.

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Legion honors Chilean miners' rescue

Legion honors Chilean miners' rescue

An American Legion NEC resolution, honoring the miners and their saviors, was presented to the Ambassador of Chile to the United States in the form of a plaque.

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'The Happiest Place on Earth'

'The Happiest Place on Earth'

Near-freezing temperatures can't keep veterans, their families from spending a special Christmas celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends.

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A challenge to continue service

A challenge to continue service

Road to Recovery draws to a close with call to action for attendees to help define public attitudes toward veteran.

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'Let us help you'

'Let us help you'

Veterans Health Administration's chief of staff asks participants at Road to Recovery to reach out to VA.

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Legion honors baseball icon Bob Feller

Legion honors baseball icon Bob Feller

The late Bob Feller, one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, is remembered for his excellence on and off the field.

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Is NATO withering away?

Is NATO withering away?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization has served as a force multiplier for U.S. power. But those days may be over.

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A week of transformations

A week of transformations

During the Road to Recovery Conference, veterans met with other veterans and were able to communicate in ways they hadn't been able to before.

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Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

President expected to sign bill into law next week; changes to military policy probably wouldn't take effect for at least several months.

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Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker shares his unforgettable experiences as an American Legion Badger Boys State and Boys Nation alumni.

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Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legislation will enable up to 400,000 new previously ineligible veterans to receive this benefit.

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ROAR survey available until March 1

ROAR survey available until March 1

The Legion’s Regional Office Action Review team will use survey findings to help veterans and VA Regional Offices battle the backlog across the country.

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Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Bill will require service chiefs to complete implementation plans before lifting the old policy — and certify to lawmakers that it won’t damage combat readiness.

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Obama signs DADT repeal into law

Obama signs DADT repeal into law

President calls signing ‘a moment more than two centuries in the making.’

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Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

U.S. servicemembers who were kept on duty past their original discharge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and their beneficiaries, have until March 4 to claim their retroactive pay.

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Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

160 veterans receive $500 checks through Legion from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

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Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

For the fourth time in 2010, Michael Peterson will be in Iraq visiting troops. But before leaving, Peterson sent The American Legion family a special holiday greeting.

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Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

10 Christmas baskets presented to homeless veterans at Southeast Veterans Service Center.

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Good Neighbors, Part I

Good Neighbors, Part I

For more than 50 years, Alan Seeger Post 2 in Mexico City has supported a school bearing the Legion’s name.

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Good Neighbors, Part II

Good Neighbors, Part II

The blind girls of Casa Rosa de la Torre have a friend in The American Legion.

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'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

The American Legion and a Christian church shipped 57 bears to children of deployed troops.

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