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Eagle Scout of the Year named

Eagle Scout of the Year named

Joe Phillips of Fond du Lac, Wis., led a campaign to properly retire unserviceable U.S. flags and claimed Legion honors.

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Blue Water veterans study in the works

Blue Water veterans study in the works

Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.

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Hill: improve VA's hiring practices

Hill: improve VA's hiring practices

National Commander Clarence Hill tells NEC the Legion is willing to work with VA to improve the department's veterans hiring practices.

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Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Obama signs veteran caregiver relief act

Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.

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'Roll call of the Greatest Generation'

'Roll call of the Greatest Generation'

National World War II Museum in New Orleans celebrates its 10th anniversary with special event honoring veterans and home-front workers.

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Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion: Work-credit system not working

Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.

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Getting the right 'buy in'

Getting the right 'buy in'

Sons of The American Legion raised nearly $150,000 for the Child Welfare Foundation during the Spring Meetings.

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Legion on advisory board for Microsoft initiative

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it is inviting organizations to submit proposals for the Elevate America Veterans Initiative.

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Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has won the National Award to Enhance Lives of Disabled Persons.

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After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

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May target date approaching

May target date approaching

100 percent of membership goal is the final target date before delegate strength in July.

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Race to the Top winners announced

Race to the Top winners announced

Five district commanders, their guests will be honored on stage during national convention in Milwaukee.

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Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, has announced that President and CEO Tony Jimenez is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the Greater Washington region.

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4TROOPS album now on sale

4TROOPS album now on sale

A portion of the veteran quartet's proceeds go to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Mojave cross torn down by vandals

Mojave cross torn down by vandals

World War I memorial that has stood since 1934 desecrated less than two weeks after Supreme Court rules in favor of the cross remaining in place.

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Children's Home needs your help

Children's Home needs your help

A federal Medicaid rule prohibits more than 16 kids living in an orphanage that receives government funding. Help The American Legion Children's Home and its 62 residents by contacting members of Congress.

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2009 post histories due soon

2009 post histories due soon

Submissions will be judged during the 2010 department conventions; winners will be forwarded on to the national level.

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Follow the action at the Warrior Games

Follow the action at the Warrior Games

American Legion New Media Manager Mark Seavey will be blogging from the games at the Burn Pit.

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Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Economic director tells House subcommittee that several federal agencies aren't living up to the law.

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Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legion blogger Mark Seavey follows the competition and talks with the father of one of the competitors. Both are Legionnaires.

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Spring resolutions viewable online

Spring resolutions viewable online

Downloadable versions of every resolution passed by National Executive Committee during Spring Meetings now available.

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DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD and other federal agencies will co-sponsor the annual National Veteran Small Business Conference, a July event that gives valuable opportunities to veteran-owned small businesses.

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May a busy month for Economic Division

May a busy month for Economic Division

May is a busy month for The American Legion's Economic Division, which will send its members to testify before Congress on behalf of veterans five times in a seven-day period this month.

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Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

U.S. flags among the items in special edition of the Legion's Emblem Sales catalog.

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Agent Orange: Answering the questions

Agent Orange: Answering the questions

A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.

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A silver lining in New Orleans

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.

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'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

The American Legion's top college financial aid resource continues to meet the needs of students in pursuit of higher education.

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Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Portion of sales of book providing cost-cutting tips goes directly to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Money raised for father of slain Marine will be used to fund legal battle against Westboro Baptist Church.

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Legion testifies on various health bills

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

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