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Arriving in style at Pocono

Arriving in style at Pocono

Prior to the Messina Wildlife Management 200, driver Jerick Johnson was given an escort to the track by Pennsylvania Legion Riders.

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Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.

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Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Leaders of The American Legion are urging members of the Senate to pass legislation that would benefit the elderly parents of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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VA looking at restructuring office

VA looking at restructuring office

Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.

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Blue Water Battle

Sailors suffer illness, disability as VA denies Agent Orange benefits to an entire class
of Vietnam veterans.

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Homeless female vets to get federal aid

Homeless female vets to get federal aid

The Department of Labor has announced more than $5 million in grants to aid homeless female veterans and veterans with families.

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Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

More than 1,800 veterans may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis viruses because dental equipment was not properly cleaned at John Cochran VAMC.

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Are you job-search ready?

Are you job-search ready?

Savvy job-seekers know there are six things everyone must do to prepare for a successful job search.

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NCA delivering on veterans' preference

NCA delivering on veterans' preference

During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.

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Flag to be at half-staff

Flag to be at half-staff

To honor recently deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, President Obama orders flag to be at half-staff on July 3, July 6.

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Veterans can revive our economy

At a time when veteran unemployment is outpacing that of the general population, the U.S. government must do a better job of fulfilling the spirit of the Veterans Preference Hiring Act.

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Citizenship 101

South Carolina’s Post 17 supports JROTC programs for at-risk youth.

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The Unknown Revolutionary

Alexandria tomb with Legion roots often overlooked today.

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Job Corps to offer veterans career training

Job Corps to offer veterans career training

The Labor Department, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps will offer veterans hands-on training in 100 career fields.

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Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.

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NASC delegates learn about the Legion

NASC delegates learn about the Legion

On June 27 in Indianapolis, nearly 1,000 student council members were educated on The American Legion's multiple youth programs.

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Montana player pitches a perfect game

Montana player pitches a perfect game

Joe Pistorese, a pitcher for the Montana Kalispell Lakers Class AA American Legion Baseball team, pitched a 27-up, 27-down game last month.

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Legion Player of the Year honored in N.Y.

Legion Player of the Year honored in N.Y.

Tyler Jacobson, the George W. Rulon American Legion Player of the Year, recently received the honorable award in Cooperstown, N.Y., during an MLB alumni game.

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Bronze medallions available for headstones

Bronze medallions available for headstones

VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.

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The spirit of a city

The spirit of a city

Past National Commander Bill Detweiler, a New Orleans resident, says the new VAMC that is being built is an example of his city's rebirth after Katrina.

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A bond that defies age

A bond that defies age

Only 27 and serving as commander of the second largest post in Wyoming, Loren Davis says a kinship exists between he and the older veterans in his post.

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A 'historic day' for New Orleans

A 'historic day' for New Orleans

Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

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Oregon National Guard award announced

Oregon National Guard award announced

Filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis will be presented with Oregon National Guard Commendation, an award rarely given to civilians, for her endeavors to help wounded soldiers.

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New Orleans VAMC to break ground

New Orleans VAMC to break ground

PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.

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Korean War anniversary commemorated

Korean War anniversary commemorated

Members of Congress gathered in the Capitol to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

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VHA must strengthen local preparedness

VHA must strengthen local preparedness

While the Veterans Health Administration is well prepared at the national level to handle emergencies, it needs to improve its degree of preparedness at the local level.

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Agent Orange claims must not be delayed

Agent Orange claims must not be delayed

The American Legion is calling upon Congress and VA to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases linked to Agent Orange.

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Legion to host 1,100 NASC delegates

Legion to host 1,100 NASC delegates

Students coming to Indianapolis for the National Association of Student Councils National Convention will visit The American Legion Mall June 27.

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National Convention parade route available

National Convention parade route available

92nd National Convention's parade is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 29 in Milwaukee.

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Event honors Blue Star families

Event honors Blue Star families

More than 150 Blue Star Banners are presented during Fifth Annual Indiana Blue Star Salute.

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