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Legion says AP story on new GI Bill benefits is inaccurate

A July 6 story by the Associated Press, “New GI benefits vary widely by state,” failed to address important aspects of the benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon program.

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COTA named newest partner

COTA named newest partner

Legion passes resolution to formalize relationship.

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Stretch your dollars and contribute to the Legacy Fund

Stretch your dollars and contribute to the Legacy Fund

Save hundreds of dollars each month and help pay for a college education for children of U.S. military men and women who die on active duty.

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Protecting Flag worth the effort

Protecting Flag worth the effort

The right to protect the flag was a right that we, as a country, had possessed since the birth of our nation.

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Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, journalist and author remembers his time with Boys State.  

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Ellis Island Museum expands

 Ellis Island Museum expands

The United States has welcomed newcomers since its founding. Ellis Island's Peopling of America Center chronicles archetypal families' journey through the stages of immigration.

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Lincoln Trail

 Lincoln Trail

Scouts are working to put together a plan to restore a hilltop grave site along the trail where Abraham Lincoln's younger brother, Tom, is buried.

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The birth of the new GI Bill

 The birth of the new GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill's passage marks the beginning of a new era, which will give modern veterans benefits on par with the ones their grandparents enjoyed.

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Alabama Legion Riders raise $21,000

Combined with other donations, Camp Smile-a-Mile received a total of $30,000.

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VA launches 10-year health study

VA has initiated a large, long-term study to carefully examine a broad array of health issues that may affect Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their contemporaries.

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NATO at 60

NATO at 60

Operating from Western Europe to Iraq and Afghanistan, the alliance could stand to reassess its mission.

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Now that we have Washington's attention

During the first half of 2009, The American Legion’s convictions were tested on the national stage.

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Safe At Any Speed

Troops need more than a license to tame today’s high-performance bikes.

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Serve, Support and Simplify

Since 2007, numerous programs have been launched to ease the transition from DoD to VA. The “800,000-pound gorilla,” however, remains at large.

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76 Freedom Car team attends Tennessee Legion Convention

Team Johnson Motorsports/American Legion Racing attended the Department of Tennessee's Convention at the Nashville Music Hotel from June 26-27.

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Freedom Car runs at O'Reilly Raceway Park

Team Johnson Motorsports and Freedom Car driver Jerick Johnson brought the 76 Freedom Car to Indianapolis on June 13 for a weekend tribute to America’s veterans, and survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster.

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90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

 90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

William O’Neil, 90, attended the first Buckeye Boys State in 1936 as the delegate from the St. Clairsville, Belmont County in Ohio.

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House passes four Legion-backed bills

VA medical centers throughout the nation will finally have on-time budgets if American Legion-supported legislation, passed June 23 in the U.S. House of Representatives, becomes law.

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VA claims backlog approaches 1 million mark

VA’s backlog of unprocessed disability claims grew by more than 100,000 during the past four months.

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SOC Consortium helps out military students

Consortium allows servicemembers to enroll in a participating school and continue their bachelor and graduate-level degree programs on school campuses, military installations, and armories in the United States and overseas.

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Letters support emergency war-funding measure

The American Legion has delivered letters of appreciation to congressional leaders and President Barack Obama for their efforts to pass an emergency wartime spending bill.

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More than $60M in grant money awarded to VA facilities

VA recently awarded grants to a few medical facilities.

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Legion Car will race June 13 at O'Reilly Raceway Park

 Legion Car will race June 13 at O'Reilly Raceway Park

The American Legion No. 76 Freedom Car will race in the 2009 American Speed Association Challenge Series on June 13 at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.

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83-year-old wins gold at Golden Age Games

83-year-old wins gold at Golden Age Games

Maxine Bodman, a Legionnaire for 65 of her 83 years, returned from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Golden Age Games in Birmingham, Ala., with four gold medals.

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New legislation proposed for veterans

A Veterans Affairs subcommittee is moving two pieces of legislation forward: one would make it easier for veterans to get mental-health benefits, and the other would make more WW II veterans eligible for compensation payments

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Miss America 2009 praises troops, Legion

Miss America 2009 praises troops, Legion

Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, stopped by The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis recently to talk about her visit to U.S. troops in Germany.

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Video Review: "The Americans on D-Day"

Blending archival film footage with maps, animation and recent video, “The Americans on D-Day” is a visually compelling retelling of the battle our troops fought 65 years ago at Normandy.

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Washington state VA director Q & A

Washington state VA director Q & A

"We need to close the state-federal information gap"

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"33 Minutes" to be screened at National Convention

“33 Minutes” focuses on the need for a credible missile defense system to ensure our national security against such threats as North Korea and Iran.

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Legionnaire wins Cab Driver of Year Award

Robert Karasinski of American Legion Post 19 in Somerville, Mass., recently received a Cab Driver of the Year Award from the city of Cambridge, Mass.

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