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In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

The Legion explained to a congressional subcommittee the shortcomings of federal contractors in their obligation to recruit and hire veterans.

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A strong opening effort

A strong opening effort

Detroit revitalization/outreach effort brings in new, renewed members while providing VA claims help for 22 area veterans.

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VETS to launch new job training program

The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) agency, a federal entity, will launch a 14-state pilot program aimed to help veterans find meaningful employment after separating from the service.

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Bringing back the gold standard

Bringing back the gold standard

Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.

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Child Welfare grant protects children

Child Welfare grant protects children

The National Exchange Club Foundation is protecting children from abuse and neglect with its $25,000 grant from The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.

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Legacy Run Day 3: Overwhelming support

Legacy Run Day 3: Overwhelming support

From people lining the overpasses of Iowa to an amazing reception in Albert Lea, Minn., Tuesday was truly a special day for the 2010 Legacy Run and its participants.

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Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

The American Legion will conduct a veterans job fair and small business workshop in Milwaukee to precede national convention.

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Legion documentary available at convention

Legion documentary available at convention

'History of The American Legion: A National Legacy,' will be available for purchase at the Emblem Sales booth at the 92nd National Convention in Milwaukee.

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Legacy Run Day 4: From over the pond

Legacy Run Day 4: From over the pond

Riders from Great Britain and Germany are taking part in the Legacy Run. The reason is pretty simple: They believe in the cause.

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New Legion donation page online

New Legion donation page online

Donations can now be made to specific American Legion programs and charities in a simple and secure manner.

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Legion emblem rededicated in Milwaukee

Legion emblem rededicated in Milwaukee

Legionnaires, Army Reserve troops, city officials and local citizens celebrated the rededication of 50-foot in diameter Legion emblem first created in 1930s.

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Fostering understanding on campus

Fostering understanding on campus

Legion symposium attempts to breed an understanding between the academic community and veterans moving onto college.

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'A mixture of pride and sadness'

'A mixture of pride and sadness'

Mixed emotions as Legacy Run comes to an end; donations total more than $360,000 heading into national convention

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Fostering understanding on campus

Fostering understanding on campus

Legion symposium attempts to breed an understanding between the academic community and veterans moving onto college.

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2010 Legion World Series award winners

2010 Legion World Series award winners

American Legion Baseball players' statistics from regionals and the World Series reveal the names of those leading in hits, RBIs, strikeouts and more.

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Freedom car unveils new paint scheme

Freedom car unveils new paint scheme

Car dedicated to American Legion Riders finishes 19th at Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Veterans are welcome on campus

Veterans are welcome on campus

Whether through enlightenment or guilt, military veterans walking onto college campuses today can expect warm welcomes.

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VA benefits chief: 'We're obeying the law'

VA benefits chief: 'We're obeying the law'

Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.

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'Building and preparing future citizens'

'Building and preparing future citizens'

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representative believes partnerships with Legion at local level are key to citizenship efforts.

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Rebuilding together

Rebuilding together

New veterans center opens in Milwaukee with local American Legion help.

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Reaching younger veterans

Reaching younger veterans

The work of today's Legion demands social networking, says Department of Defense official.

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Riding toward recovery

Riding toward recovery

Approximately 50 Ride 2 Recovery participants arrive at American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee.

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H2H job fair comes to Milwaukee

H2H job fair comes to Milwaukee

Event connects more than 50 veteran-friendly employers with about 200 veterans looking for jobs.

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Texas post claims Color Guard titles

Texas post claims Color Guard titles

Post 472 of Harrisburg wins Military Open Class, Advancing/Retrieving Colors competitions.

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New PR campaign designed for posts

New PR campaign designed for posts

New public relations campaign designed to be implemented at post level.

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'To honor veterans past and present'

'To honor veterans past and present'

Climbing temperatures and high humidity weren't enough to deter a sense of obligation for those who marched in Sunday's national convention parade.

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Nation’s leaders to address convention

Nation’s leaders to address convention

DoD, VA secretaries on schedule; Rep. Boehner to speak on Iraq security to convention delegates.

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VA releases final Agent Orange regulations

VA releases final Agent Orange regulations

On Aug. 31, VA will officially expand the list of health problems that are presumed to be linked to Agent Orange and exposure to other herbicides.

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A truly 'good guy'

A truly 'good guy'

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig presented the Legion's James V. Day "Good Guy " Award.

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Help needed to bring home U.S missing

Help needed to bring home U.S missing

POW/MIA detectives appeal for donation of DNA samples from military families.

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