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Shinseki: Volunteers are 'priceless'

Shinseki: Volunteers are 'priceless'

VA secretary praises those who devote their time, effort toward helping America's veterans during NAC meeting.

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Awash in support

Awash in support

Central Indiana youth come together to raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Oratorical champ shares winning insight

Oratorical champ shares winning insight

Victoria (Tori) Beth Black, winner of the 73rd National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, discusses the days following up to the event and her exciting win.

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Texas up next for Freedom Car

Texas up next for Freedom Car

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car finished 22nd at the Salem Speedway last Sunday and will race Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.

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73rd Oratorical champion crowned

73rd Oratorical champion crowned

The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contests started with 53 outstanding competitors and ended with another deserving champion, Tori Beth Black from Iva, S.C.

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South Carolina junior tops Oratorical field

South Carolina junior tops Oratorical field

Tori Beth Black earns $18,000 scholarship with a first-place finish in 73rd National Oratorical Contest.

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Tune in today for Oratorical finals

Tune in today for Oratorical finals

Contestants from Alabama, South Carolina and Vermont will compete today for the $18,000 first-place scholarship. The finals will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. at www.legion.org.

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Claims improvement strategies explored

Legion attends VSO update on VA's claims business transition lab.

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VA issues warning about phone scam

VA issues warning about phone scam

Agency is warning veterans to not give out their credit card numbers, other personal, financial information over the phone.

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Holocaust Days of Remembrance begin Sunday

Each year, Holocaust victims are honored during the Days of Remembrance. This year's observance begins Sunday and ends next Sunday at the week's close.

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Claims processing IT overhaul begins

Claims processing IT overhaul begins

In January, VA announced it would overhaul its information technology systems to improve the timeliness and robustness with which GI Bill claims are processed. The first phase began earlier this week.

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76 Freedom Car entering busy stretch

76 Freedom Car entering busy stretch

Jerick Johnson to race three times in 13 days; stops at Texas, Talladega will follow Sunday's Salem, Ind., race.

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Making your mark on your Legion

Making your mark on your Legion

The focus of The American Legion comes from resolutions, and those can start at the grass-roots level.

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VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

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Legion's appeals unit making a difference

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

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FedsHireVets.gov now available

FedsHireVets.gov now available

In an effort to hire more veterans, the federal government has launched FedsHireVets.gov - a Web site that hopes to serve as the main source for veterans employment information.

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Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

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73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

Saturday marks the kick-off date for The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest. Sunday's finals will again appear in a live webcast.

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'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

Winning district commander in each category will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2010 National Convention in Milwaukee. Certification forms are due by April 14.

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Legion testifies on various health bills

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

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Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Money raised for father of slain Marine will be used to fund legal battle against Westboro Baptist Church.

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Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Portion of sales of book providing cost-cutting tips goes directly to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

The American Legion's top college financial aid resource continues to meet the needs of students in pursuit of higher education.

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A silver lining in New Orleans

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.

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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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Agent Orange: Answering the questions

Agent Orange: Answering the questions

A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.

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A Soldier's Wish

A New Yorker who lost all four limbs in combat takes a positive attitude down the long road to independence. His first wish, to salute his fellow troops, was fulfilled with help from The American Legion.

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Let’s reverse the backlog, not just slow it

VA’s current backlog of undecided claims cannot be tolerated anymore. The White House wants to simply prevent the problem from getting worse. That is not good enough – the trend must be reversed.

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Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

U.S. flags among the items in special edition of the Legion's Emblem Sales catalog.

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Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

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