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Credentialing the Military

Credentialing the Military

Legion summit aims to enhance professional skills in the Armed Services.

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The Smokejumpers

The nation’s first all-black parachute infantry battalion took on dangerous firefighting missions in the final months of World War II.

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Credentialing Crunch

Despite American Legion-led inroads, a web of state laws continues to hold up smooth military-to-civilian career transitions.

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4x4: A time for Legion Family values

Our family is everywhere because we need to be everywhere.

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More than a story

Acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with the The Chapel of Four Chaplains.

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Eddie Haskell goes to jail

Mention the name Eddie Haskell, and most people naturally think of the two-faced, conniving character from the classic TV show “Leave it to Beaver.” But his portrayer is actually a huge supporter of the military and served in uniform himself while on the show.

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I Am The American Legion - Val Nicholas

“All of this effort to help veterans springs from the need to keep that promise to help each other out, and the Legion opened my eyes to a way I can do that.”

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Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Edward Saylor, a Legionnaire, participated in the legendary raid of Tokyo during a critical time in World War II. Only three other Raiders survive.

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Commander Moss plunges for Special Olympics

Commander Moss plunges for Special Olympics

More than 5,300 men and women plunged in the cold Chesapeake Bay to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maryland.

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Remembering the Four Chaplains

Remembering the Four Chaplains

The first Sunday in February is Four Chaplains Sunday.

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The Sidney Center seven

The Sidney Center seven

Seven men from a tiny New York community were claimed by the Vietnam War in 90 days.

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VA redeems itself in West LA

VA redeems itself in West LA

Property leased to private businesses will be used once again to serve veterans.

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70 years later, World War II Purple Heart returns to France

70 years later, World War II Purple Heart returns to France

Medal reunited during patriotic ceremony at Epinal American Cemetery.

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New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

Several new rule changes are included in the book, including clarification to dual participation.

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Monument commission ending flower program

Monument commission ending flower program

American Battlefield Monuments Commission ending Floral Fund Program April 2; orders can still be placed for Memorial Day.

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Legion conducting small-biz workshop

Legion conducting small-biz workshop

Workshop will take place during Washington Conference and is specifically designed for servicemembers, veterans and spouses who own their own businesses or are thinking about starting one.

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Hiring fair, résumé-writing workshop set for D.C.

Hiring fair, résumé-writing workshop set for D.C.

Legion teaming up with Hiring Our Heroes, Easter Seals to conduct employment events during Washington Conference.

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Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion's Louis Celli tells House subcommitteee that outsourcing veterans’ health care would be far more costly and fail the special needs of many patients.

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Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

The American Legion recommended improvements to the Transition Assistance Program during congressional testimony in support of government efforts to assist returning warriors in the transition back to civilian life.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts among acts who will perform during four-day festival in Iowa.; Legion service officers will be on hand to assist veterans, their families.

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Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

The American Legion has been fighting against credentialing barriers to veterans since the 1990s.

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

National commander: Newest move 'has enhanced our ability to provide that support and show our appreciation for those who sacrifice every day on our behalf.'

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Florida graduates two SAL college classes

Florida graduates two SAL college classes

The American Legion Detachment of Florida has an SAL college course to educate members about the history of the organization.

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Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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A New Instrument of World Power

A New Instrument of World Power

The decrease in gas prices throughout the United States is affecting the balance of global power.

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'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

Many of the 175 veterans who came looking for help at the Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Bay Pines, Fla., left feeling much better about their situation – and some got some immediate relief.

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Legion to host National Credentialing Summit

Legion to host National Credentialing Summit

Stakeholders in the job-credentialing issue will converge in Washington next month for a two-day summit

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