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Tune in live for Oratorical finals

Tune in live for Oratorical finals

On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

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VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

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April is Children and Youth Month

April is Children and Youth Month

Legionnaires can support children and youth by raising funds to benefit their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

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Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Contractor walks away from bidding on next generation of Air Force tankers, taking away perhaps the best mission-capable candidate from the equation.

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Saving the Montagnards

Saving the Montagnards

The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.

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Preparing for a celebration

Preparing for a celebration

Across the country, posts gear up to mark the 91st birthday of The American Legion.

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Hill praises 9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Hill praises  9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional is "a great victory for common sense."

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VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) characterized as "critically ineffective, understaffed, underfunded and marginalized" in Legion's March 11 testimony.

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Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaires Dick Eldridge and Karl Koles get a special look at the new HBO series "The Pacific" at the White House with President Obama.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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Seeking common ground on benefits

Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

A look at key pieces of legislation and hearings moving through or being conducted in Congress.

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Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

April conference brings together more than 60 organizations that participate in VA Volunteer Service.

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Employment program to resume

Employment program to resume

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.

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Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Through its multiple programs, the Army Family Covenant initiative is taking care of the families of the men and women in uniform.

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Legion part of legal consortium

Legion part of legal consortium

As a member of the Veterans' Consortium Executive Board, the organization works with other VSOs and individuals to provide free legal representation to veterans.

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Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Adding new staff and improving IT management two of the keys for VA secretary's plan delivered to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday.

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Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Review includes notes and articles regarding current "hot topics" involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Options available for repaying advances

Options available for repaying advances

Those veterans who received advance education benefits payments last fall can contact VA by phone or online.

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SitRep Five

Clarence Hill reports from Washington, D.C., about his recent trips to West Virginia, the Carolinas, Illinois and other places of Legion interest.

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Coaches, scan junk e-mail before deleting

Coaches, scan junk e-mail before deleting

The login and password e-mailed to coaches to access The American Legion's baseball Web site is getting lost in the junk and spam folder.

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College junior given ANAVICUS scholarship

College junior given ANAVICUS scholarship

Natalie Baca has stayed active in various campus activities since her freshman year at Carroll College in Montana.

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Coming back year after year

Coming back year after year

Involved with the program for more than 20 years, Lee Harris shares his insight on The American Legion's National Oratorical Championship Contest.

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Learning the ropes the key to success

Learning the ropes the key to success

For service-disabled veterans to gain federal procurements, they need to know the language of the business.

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Blue Star coin now available

Blue Star coin now available

Emblem Sales orders production of coin after Legionnaire offers up the idea.

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Milwaukee: an up-close look

Milwaukee: an up-close look

Seven tours encompassing a wide range of Milwaukee's culture and history are available to Legion family members.

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Nye receives Legion business award

Nye receives Legion business award

Representative praised for fighting to improve entrepreneurial opportunities for veterans.

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