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VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

VA funds $2.8M for Gulf War Illness research

Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.

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New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

New Legion mobile-phone apps launched

Visiting The American Legion on a mobile phone becomes easier this week.

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Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Thousands of Scouts from across the country will gather to enrich their lives, reinforce Scouting skills, learn leadership and teamwork, and of course, have fun.

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Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.

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98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.

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Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.

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Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.

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A Legion 'stalwart'

A Legion 'stalwart'

PNC Joe Matthews is remembered by fellow Legionnaires for his years of dedication to the organization.

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Hill condemns release of classified reports

Hill condemns release of classified reports

National commander calls upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information.

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Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Army Small Business Director Tracey Pinson honored with a commemorative plaque in Las Vegas by The American Legion and its Business Task Force.

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VSO encouraged to seek grant funding

Legion, other VSOs meet with Sen. John Warner, Corporation for National and Community Service to discuss ways to improve volunteer opportunities.

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Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd

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Stop-loss deadline approaching

Stop-loss deadline approaching

Oct. 21 is the date that applications for retroactive stop-loss payments must be filed with DoD.

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VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Boys Nation elects top officers

Boys Nation elects top officers

Avon Park, Fla., teen voted president; vice president hails from North Little Rock, Ark.

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National commander visits BSA Jamboree

National commander visits BSA Jamboree

Hill's presence at National Jamboree reinforces long-standing support of Scouting by The American Legion.

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Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

National Commander Clarence Hill: The U.S. government has an obligation to fix what is a broken immigration policy.

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RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary, in conjunction with The American Legion, routinely holds career and business Opportunity Expos for veterans and their families.

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Boys Nation alumni address senators

Boys Nation alumni address senators

Day 6 includes president, vice president inauguration; tune in to Legion.org now for live webcast of closing Senate session.

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Gates urges Scouts to excel

Gates urges Scouts to excel

Speaking at the National Scout Jamboree, Secretary of Defense credits Scouting for creating men who ‘built this country.'

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VOSBs to benefit from VA's IT overhaul

VA says it will award nearly $1 billion in IT contracts annually to veteran-owned small businesses during the next five years.

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Legion documentary now available on DVD

Legion documentary now available on DVD

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit Legacy fund, Child Welfare Foundation and NEF.

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Video portrays French gratitude

Video portrays French gratitude

Commander's appearance for D-Day anniversary commemorations captured in mini-documentary.

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Legacy Run map available online

Legacy Run map available online

Run departs Indianapolis Aug. 22 with a goal of raising $450,000 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Getting a rare glimpse of historic treasures

Getting a rare glimpse of historic treasures

State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms serve as setting for Legion gathering during annual Washington Conference.

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Celebrate Flag Day by protecting Old Glory

Celebrate Flag Day by protecting Old Glory

It's time to protect our flag from physical desecration, and you can help just by picking up the phone.

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Pause for the Pledge set for Monday

Pause for the Pledge set for Monday

Across the nation, Americans will take time on Flag Day to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Legion supports reforms at Arlington

Legion supports reforms at Arlington

Hill praises Army Secretary John McHugh for ‘decisive action' following report of mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Legion to Obama: Restore Mojave cross

Legion to Obama: Restore Mojave cross

Legion joins other organizations in sending letter to the White House, asking Obama to intervene on behalf of the cross.

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