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Legion shares views on seamless transition

Legion shares views on seamless transition

Deputy VA&R director testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the problems facing servicemembers moving into civilian life.

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Hill praises military family budget hike

Hill praises military family budget hike

President Obama's plan to raise funding for military families to a record $8.8 billion in 2011 is applauded, but the Legion is calling for a continued commitment to U.S. troops and their loved ones.

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Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.

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Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Former MLB star and Legion Baseball World Series commentator Luis Gonzalez sits down with The American Legion for a question-and-answer session.

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Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Brendan Marrocco's father has established the Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust to raise money to cover Brendan's housing needs when the severely injured soldier is discharged from Walter Reed.

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VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

To help clean up the claims backlog left over from first-semester Post-9/11 GI Bill users, VA is planning to enhance the way it processes claims.

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Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

The Eight and Forty Scholarship offers $3,000 in aid to registered nurses desiring career advancement.

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Hill launches market-penetration awards

Hill launches market-penetration awards

Two departments will be honored for improving the Legion's market penetration while hitting 95 percent of their membership goal by a May target date.

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From haberdasher to high office

From haberdasher to high office

While serving as president of the United States, Harry Truman never left behind his passion for The American Legion, an organization he helped grow.

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VA reaches out to second-semester students

VA reaches out to second-semester students

In an effort to meet its Feb. 1 processing goal for GI Bill payments, VA says it is trying to work together with student veterans and school officials.

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Youth support troops with cards

Youth support troops with cards

After visiting schools in Grand Haven, Mich., Charles A. Conklin Post 28 vice commander David MacKellar wanted area youth to support our troops overseas. The holiday season created the perfect opportunity.

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Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

At roundtable discussion, VSOs urge Congress to reduce the VA disability claims backlog.

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Legion Baseball to launch e-newsletter

Legion Baseball to launch e-newsletter

Debuting later this month, The Dugout will bring pressing baseball news and updates right to coaches' fingertips.

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Yemen Re-emerges

Yemen Re-emerges

As the president fights to end the golbal war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, little did he know that the fight would carry the United States into Yemen.

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Legion.org webcast schedule announced

Legion.org webcast schedule announced

More American Legion events and activities than ever before will be streamed live on www.legion.org this year.

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Legion launches benefits calculator

Legion launches benefits calculator

The American Legion has launched a new online tool that guides veterans through the often-complicated claims process.

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Amiss on Missile Defense

Amiss on Missile Defense

Many observers, both in the U.S. and abroad, do not agree with President Obama's plan to kill permanent missile defenses in Eastern Europe.

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More recovery coordinators for veterans

More recovery coordinators for veterans

VA has announced the hiring of five federal recovery coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for seriously injured troops.

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ARCA up next for Jerick Johnson

ARCA up next for Jerick Johnson

The driver of The American Legion/David Law Firm No. 76 Freedom Car will be in Indianapolis this weekend to accept the 2009 American Speed Association Late Model Challenge Series Rookie of the Year trophy.

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Prescription copayment increase delayed

Prescription copayment increase delayed

A scheduled Department of Veterans Affairs $1 increase in veterans' prescription copayments will be delayed until June 30.

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Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Legionnaires are urged to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support H.J. Res. 47, S.J. Res. 15.

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Online baseball registration a big hit

Online baseball registration a big hit

Since Jan. 1, more than 1,600 teams have successfully completed the application process within minutes.

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Employment award nominations due

Employment award nominations due

Nominees are due Jan. 15 for The American Legion's National Economic Awards, which recognize businesses that employ veterans, disabled veterans and older people.

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New year brings new need for blood donation

New year brings new need for blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month. Legionnaires are encouraged to give blood and host blood drives at posts as part of the American Legion Blood Donor Program.

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GPS for Troops seeking donations

GPS for Troops seeking donations

With 30,000 servicemembers set to deploy to Afghanistan, more GPS units with Middle East information are needed.

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Foster: Keep the members we have

Foster: Keep the members we have

The leading candidate for 2010-2011 national commander will focus on new, renewed members for his incentive program.

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Hill in San Antonio for all-star game

Hill in San Antonio for all-star game

National commander a guest for Army All-American Bowl, one of the nation's top high-school all-star football games.

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VA releases official GI Bill numbers

VA releases official GI Bill numbers

After the fall semester, VA released a report giving a number for college students using the GI Bill. It also addresses the claims process that has created backlogs.

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'An overwhelming amount of support'

'An overwhelming amount of support'

An e-mail from Bravo Troop 3-61's sergeant first class tells what the COP Keating effort meant to the soldiers.

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Opening their doors

Opening their doors

Several American Legion posts and other venues have expressed a desire to host functions during the 2010 National Convention in Milwaukee.

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