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Employment award nominations due

Employment award nominations due

Nominees are due Jan. 15 for The American Legion's National Economic Awards, which recognize businesses that employ veterans, disabled veterans and older people.

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New year brings new need for blood donation

New year brings new need for blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month. Legionnaires are encouraged to give blood and host blood drives at posts as part of the American Legion Blood Donor Program.

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GPS for Troops seeking donations

GPS for Troops seeking donations

With 30,000 servicemembers set to deploy to Afghanistan, more GPS units with Middle East information are needed.

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Foster: Keep the members we have

Foster: Keep the members we have

The leading candidate for 2010-2011 national commander will focus on new, renewed members for his incentive program.

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Hill in San Antonio for all-star game

Hill in San Antonio for all-star game

National commander a guest for Army All-American Bowl, one of the nation's top high-school all-star football games.

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VA releases official GI Bill numbers

VA releases official GI Bill numbers

After the fall semester, VA released a report giving a number for college students using the GI Bill. It also addresses the claims process that has created backlogs.

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'An overwhelming amount of support'

'An overwhelming amount of support'

An e-mail from Bravo Troop 3-61's sergeant first class tells what the COP Keating effort meant to the soldiers.

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Opening their doors

Opening their doors

Several American Legion posts and other venues have expressed a desire to host functions during the 2010 National Convention in Milwaukee.

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Legislative Alert: Health Care Reform

Legislative Alert: Health Care Reform

The American Legion is closely monitoring the health-care debate and how it will affect veterans and military retirees.

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Membership the topic of discussion

Membership the topic of discussion

National Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis on Friday.

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Christmas in Afghanistan

Christmas in Afghanistan

More items through the Legion's COP Keating relief effort have made their way to the soldiers' hands.

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New Year, Old Problems

New Year, Old Problems

Developments coming down the pike in 2010 could be both a blessing and a curse.

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The bottom line in writing résumés

The bottom line in writing résumés

Consider the following tips when writing a résumé.

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Health budget 'football' to end soon

Health budget 'football' to end soon

A senior VA budget executive sees no significant challenges ahead in implementing advance funding of VA health-care budgets.

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Online registration under way for Baseball

Online registration under way for Baseball

New process will tighten administrative communication efforts and lead to additional value for players and fans.

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A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

Soldier Brendan Marrocco had just one wish after a bomb destroyed both of his legs and both of his arms: to stand and salute his unit after its return from deployment. See how he did it.

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A Prayer Remembered

Former NFL star Rocky Bleier, saved from combat wounds in Vietnam, longs to give back.

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Bill Crazy

Congressional hearing highlights one of VA’s low points: collections for health-care services.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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Passing on history

Passing on history

For four decades, Verna B. Grimm built up The American Legion Library, chronicling the events of the day for future generations of Legionnaires.

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Homeless veterans not forgotten

Homeless veterans not forgotten

Post 4 in Pocatello, Idaho, combines with other organizations to bring Christmas gifts to two veterans facilities.

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'A smile and a laugh'

'A smile and a laugh'

Legacy fund spokesman Michael Peterson is entertaining troops in Iraq during the holidays.

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Stress relief in criminal courts

Stress relief in criminal courts

More courts are taking PTSD and TBI into consideration when deciding the cases of veterans who have broken the law.

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Rediscover the small‑business formula

Rediscover the small‑business formula

Business, all business, must adhere to a fundamental basic formula: money in – money out = profit.

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Commentary: The Spirit of Giving

Commentary: The Spirit of Giving

The generosity of a Legionnaire allows Operation Comfort Warriors to reach its goal.

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76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

Team Johnson Motorsports and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car traveled to Daytona, Fla., Dec. 18-19 to participate in the annual Automobile Racing Club of America tests.

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2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

Publication follows 98 young men through "a week that shapes a lifetime."

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Troop supporter guest at commander's banquet

Troop supporter guest at commander's banquet

Country music star Aaron Tippin has made several trips to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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2010 Legacy Run registration underway

2010 Legacy Run registration underway

A goal of $450,000 has been set for the 2010 run.

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TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

New provision will allow certain members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 to purchase TRICARE Standard (and Extra) coverage.

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