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A week of transformations

A week of transformations

During the Road to Recovery Conference, veterans met with other veterans and were able to communicate in ways they hadn't been able to before.

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Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

President expected to sign bill into law next week; changes to military policy probably wouldn't take effect for at least several months.

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Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker shares his unforgettable experiences as an American Legion Badger Boys State and Boys Nation alumni.

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Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legion attends GI Bill enrollment ceremony

Legislation will enable up to 400,000 new previously ineligible veterans to receive this benefit.

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ROAR survey available until March 1

ROAR survey available until March 1

The Legion’s Regional Office Action Review team will use survey findings to help veterans and VA Regional Offices battle the backlog across the country.

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Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Bill will require service chiefs to complete implementation plans before lifting the old policy — and certify to lawmakers that it won’t damage combat readiness.

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Obama signs DADT repeal into law

Obama signs DADT repeal into law

President calls signing ‘a moment more than two centuries in the making.’

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Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

U.S. servicemembers who were kept on duty past their original discharge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and their beneficiaries, have until March 4 to claim their retroactive pay.

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Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

160 veterans receive $500 checks through Legion from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

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Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

For the fourth time in 2010, Michael Peterson will be in Iraq visiting troops. But before leaving, Peterson sent The American Legion family a special holiday greeting.

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Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

Legion delivers turkeys to homeless veterans

10 Christmas baskets presented to homeless veterans at Southeast Veterans Service Center.

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Good Neighbors, Part I

Good Neighbors, Part I

For more than 50 years, Alan Seeger Post 2 in Mexico City has supported a school bearing the Legion’s name.

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Good Neighbors, Part II

Good Neighbors, Part II

The blind girls of Casa Rosa de la Torre have a friend in The American Legion.

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'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

The American Legion and a Christian church shipped 57 bears to children of deployed troops.

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Job openings for disabled veterans

Job openings for disabled veterans

Veterans with a disability rating of 30 percent or more are encouraged to apply for job openings with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management by Jan. 6.

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Good Neighbors, Part III

Good Neighbors, Part III

Legionnaires in Mexico City financially assist a shelter for abused and abandoned girls.

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The fight for sacred tobacco

The fight for sacred tobacco

Wisconsin tribe continues to battle with DoD to end confiscation of legal 'wak tani' from Native American troops.

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Legion makes difference with claims appeals

Legion makes difference with claims appeals

Specialists log 73 percent success rate in front of Board of Veterans Appeals in 2010.

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Job-seeking veterans go green

Job-seeking veterans go green

An upcoming educational symposium in California affords veterans an opportunity to explore a discipline within the emerging green industry.

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Emerge from the red in 2011

Emerge from the red in 2011

Follow these five tips to help reduce debt this year.

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2010 Boys Nation yearbook available

2010 Boys Nation yearbook available

Through a 45-page publication, The American Legion captures the lives of 98 Boys Nation senators as they spend a week in Washington, D.C., learning our nation’s political process.

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Appeals court rules against Soledad cross

Appeals court rules against Soledad cross

Barring an Obama administration appeal of the case, the 29-foot cross will be torn down.

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Legion hosting small-business forum

Legion hosting small-business forum

Jan. 11 meeting at Legion’s Washington office will cover ways to increase contracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

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GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

GI Bill changes in limbo as Senate recesses

S. 3447 currently sits with an absent Senate. The bill would add significant improvements to the current education benefit legislation.

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VA begins Agent Orange payments

VA begins Agent Orange payments

Funds distributed to Vietnam veterans qualifying for compensation under recent presumption changes; Legion lobbied for and applauded the changes.

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Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion requests permission to file amicus brief in support of Lucey v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

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Appeals court extends life of DADT

Appeals court extends life of DADT

Divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals grants U.S. government’s request for a stay, taking same side as American Legion.

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Meet the new House, Senate

Meet the new House, Senate

The Burn Pit takes a look at the election results in some key states and offers up some insight on a few of the candidates.

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Inspiring youth to make the right choice

Inspiring youth to make the right choice

With his program Champion of Choices, former World Championship Wrestler Marc Mero empowers youth to make meaningful life choices and to pursue their passions.

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Flag Rewards online registration available

Flag Rewards online registration available

Program allows Legion posts to earn credit for future Emblem Sales purchases by promoting or selling American flags in their local communities.

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