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Sexual assault prevention discussed

Sexual assault prevention discussed

DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.

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Legion salutes MLB for supporting veterans

Legion salutes MLB for supporting veterans

During last Friday's meeting with Major League Baseball officials, National Commander Hill accepted a $40,000 check for American Legion Baseball and praised MLB's ongoing support for veterans.

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Facebook fans nearing 10,000

Facebook fans nearing 10,000

More than  3,200 have signed up in less than five days. Become a fan and help us hit the goal.

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Legion featured in National Journal video

Legion featured in National Journal video

VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.

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Become a Legion Facebook fan

Become a Legion Facebook fan

In less than two days, more than 2,300 people have signed up as fans; goal of 10,000 quickly approaching.

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Freedom Car 15th in Texas

Freedom Car 15th in Texas

Jerick Johnson briefly leads race, wins Hard Charger award after moving his car from 34th starting spot.

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Legion, MLB reaffirm 78-year relationship

Legion, MLB reaffirm 78-year relationship

Major League Baseball donates $40,000 during luncheon with National Commander Clarence Hill in New New York.

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Warming up to the ICC

Warming up to the ICC

The United States seems to be edging closer to the International Criminal Court when our forces are engaged around the world.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

Senate passes legislation stating TRICARE meets minimum essential coverage standard for individual health insurance required by the recently enacted health-care reform law.

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Funding the key to veterans employment

Funding the key to veterans employment

Economic Division climbs The Hill to voice concerns about unemployment among young veterans.

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Tony Jimenez is Free Enterprise

Tony Jimenez is Free Enterprise

American Legion Small Business Task Force member Anthony Jimenez is an example of America at its finest.

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New Veterans Business Centers announced

Eight new Veterans Business Outreach Centers funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration will join seven existing SBA centers.

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Florida posts foster community awareness

Florida posts foster community awareness

Post 129 in Jacksonville Beach signs Community Covenant with local mayors, veterans groups.

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Freedom Car: a valuable tool

Freedom Car: a valuable tool

Past National Commander Butch Miller gives some insight into a growing American Legion program.

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Honoring the GI Bill's author

Honoring the GI Bill's author

Legislation introduced that would recognize Past National Commander Harry Colmery for his contributions to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.

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VA claims backlog scrutinized

Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.

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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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