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Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

American Legion recommends that Congress pass a bill that would require VA to provide more specific information on the status of benefits claims and appeals in its online Monday Morning Workload Report.

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2014 convention resolutions on Digital Archive

2014 convention resolutions on Digital Archive

Read the 277 resolutions that passed during the Legion's 96th national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Honolulu crisis center making a difference

Honolulu crisis center making a difference

In two days, more than 60 veterans have received help at the Legion’s Veterans Crisis Command Center.

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Commander: 'Iraq strategy flawed, but we must destroy ISIS'

National Commander: Legion always united in its support for our military, any missions that our servicemembers undertake to keep America safer.

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OCW to treat wounded warriors in Texas

OCW to treat wounded warriors in Texas

Wounded servicemembers and family members will receive a barbecue lunch and free admission to Six Flags San Antonio.

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Legion pushes for independent VA investigation

Legion pushes for independent VA investigation

American Legion believes having an independent authority investigate Phoenix VA Health Care System will lend more credibility to the findings.

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New tool helps posts set up Centennial Celebration page

New tool helps posts set up Centennial Celebration page

The step-by-step guide was presented during the national convention to help posts get started on creating a Centennial Celebration page.

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Access, outreach issues confront Hawaii veterans

Access, outreach issues confront Hawaii veterans

During a Legion town hall meeting in Honolulu, veterans air some frustrations with being able to get to VA facilities, hear about VA services in their area.

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Legion to help Texas veterans in need

Legion to help Texas veterans in need

A town hall meeting and crisis center for veterans will be held at American Legion Post 439 in La Feria.

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Veteran business owners invited to free GSA Schedules class

Experts from the industry will help VOSBs and SDVOSBs draft GSA Schedule proposals, Oct. 28-29, in the Legion's Washington office.

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Building Bridges to the Future

Building Bridges to the Future

Mike Moss is the SAL's national commander for the 2014-2015 membership year.

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VA’s ‘Road to Victory’ needs ‘concrete accomplishments’

VA’s ‘Road to Victory’ needs ‘concrete accomplishments’

American Legion national commander says the plan’s goals need a meaningful ‘measuring stick.'

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Veterans job fair headed to Austin, Texas

Veterans job fair headed to Austin, Texas

Legion Department of Texas to host free hiring event on Sept. 24 for veterans, servicemembers and spouses.

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Legion disagrees with official's analogy on in-state tuition

Legion disagrees with official's analogy on in-state tuition

The director of federal policy for American Association of State Colleges referred to in-state tuition benefits as a 'free lunch' for student veterans.

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Legion welcomes overdue change to PTSD discharge guidelines

The new guidelines will help veterans who left the military with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Call to Fall Meeting

Call to Fall Meeting

Meeting set for Oct. 15 in Indianapolis.

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New mailing address for Department of Mexico

Old address to be retired at end of year.

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Gorley “Shipmate” Stokes dies

Gorley “Shipmate” Stokes dies

Stokes was a past department commander and adjutant.

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National Security report - 8/15/14

Week ending 8/15/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Donations flow during national convention

Donations flow during national convention

More than $1.4 million donated to various Legion charitable funds during 2014 national convention in Charlotte.

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Joy, sadness at Battle of the Bulge reunion

Joy, sadness at Battle of the Bulge reunion

Veterans share stories and lay a wreath at Fort Jackson to honor those who passed during one of Europe's coldest, largest and most important battles.

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Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

The small pay raise would be only half the current inflation rate.

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Legion crisis center leaves lasting impression in Charlotte

Legion crisis center leaves lasting impression in Charlotte

The three-day American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Center in Charlotte, N.C., assisted 238 veterans and family members.

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'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'

'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'

Longtime Legionnaire Jerry Hedrick is remembered as a man with a big heart and a love for his family, country and The American Legion.

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The Bakken Boom

Young veterans are flocking to the North Dakota oil patch for jobs – and employers want more.

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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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I Am The American Legion - John P. "Sean" Powers

“Knowing that we're doing good is going to keep me (active in the Legion) forever. That's what it's all about.”

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Betrayed

In West Los Angeles, VA is leasing property to private businesses as mentally disabled veterans languish in the streets.

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The Fight for Life

Online chat, text services are VA’s latest outreach for veterans contemplating suicide.

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Entrepreneurship workshop featured at national convention

Entrepreneurship workshop featured at national convention

The American Legion hosted a two-day small business workshop for veterans and servicemembers.

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