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A review of the 111th Congress

A review of the 111th Congress

Global war on Terrorism, deepening economic recession among many issues that faced Congress.

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PNC Geiger passes away

PNC Geiger passes away

Icon headed up The American Legion during the 1971-1972 year and was leader in the organization for decades.

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The 'fifth pillar' of The American Legion

The 'fifth pillar' of The American Legion

Past National Commander John H. Geiger provided leadership, knowledge and friendship to the Legion for more than six decades.

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Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Through music, jokes and more, Michael Peterson brought smiles to troops as they spent the 2010 holiday season away from home.

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OCW on California gift-giving trip

OCW on California gift-giving trip

Wounded warriors at Camp Pendleton receive DVDs, Blue Ray players among items distributed; Balboa Naval Hospital the next stop.

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Flag amendment introduced in House

Flag amendment introduced in House

Similar measure authorizing Congress to protect U.S. flag from desecration expected to be introduced in Senate later this month.

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Recovering Warrior task force meets

Recovering Warrior task force meets

Past National Commander David K. Rehbein part of group evaluating effectiveness of DoD policies and programs for recovering wounded, ill warriors.

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Vet homelessness a topic at conference

Vet homelessness a topic at conference

Roundtable discussion focused on reducing veterans homelessness set for the Legion’s annual Washington Conference in March,

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Legion hosts VET-Force meeting

Legion hosts VET-Force meeting

Group discusses unemployment crisis among young veterans, state of veteran-owned small businesses.

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First 2011 Freedom Car race in Florida

First 2011 Freedom Car race in Florida

Jerick Johnson and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team open the 2011 race season in a week-long New Smyrna Speedway event.

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Legion radio PSAs available on CD

Legion radio PSAs available on CD

The American Legion’s PR division offers a free CD featuring PSAs on vital aspects of the Legion for local stations to air.

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Yemen Re-emerges

Yemen Re-emerges

As the president fights to end the golbal war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, little did he know that the fight would carry the United States into Yemen.

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Yemen Re-emerges

Yemen Re-emerges

As the president fights to end the global war against al-Qaida and the Taliban, little did he know that the fight would carry the United States into Yemen.

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Foster meets with Shinseki in D.C.

Foster meets with Shinseki in D.C.

VA secretary provides national commander with progress report on several vital issues.

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Legion attends deployment stress briefing

Legion attends deployment stress briefing

U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff discusses suicides within active-duty, reserve components, support network available to soldiers.

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Taking on the unemployment crisis

Taking on the unemployment crisis

National commander, director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management agree to work closely together to put veterans to work.

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2011 Legacy Run registration underway

2011 Legacy Run registration underway

Online form available for Run that will begin Aug. 21 in Indianapolis and conclude Aug. 25 in Minneapolis at the National Convention.

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Officer of year awards deadline approaching

Departments' nominations for Firefighter of the Year and National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year due Feb. 1

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DoD launches virtual PTS website

DoD launches virtual PTS website

Site allows users to explore causes, symptoms of post-traumatic stress in anonymous setting.

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'Call your local American Legion post'

'Call your local American Legion post'

High-level Pentagon advisor praises Legion’s troop-support efforts during meeting with organization staff, volunteers.

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Legion attends VA caregiver meeting

Legion attends VA caregiver meeting

Implementation of Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, ongoing programs discussed.

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Legion players help sick veterans smile

Legion players help sick veterans smile

For their seventh year in a row, the Cannons American Legion Baseball team from Vermont participated in a gift-giving community service project at a nearby VA hospital.

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VOSBs encouraged to think globally

VOSBs encouraged to think globally

Exporting goods outside of the U.S. can be a lucrative trade for veteran business owners, said a congressional staffer in a meeting with Legion representatives.

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Legion: Review military lending practices

Legion: Review military lending practices

National commander calls upon all U.S. financial institutions that handle mortgages for military families to vet their compliance with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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D.C. staff stands down for homeless vets

D.C. staff stands down for homeless vets

Representatives from The American Legion’s Washington office participated in the annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down event.

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Legion, USAA co-brand a credit card

Legion, USAA co-brand a credit card

The American Legion and USAA is providing a co-branded credit card to Legionnaires that will help fund Legion programs.

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MLB All-Star tickets open to public

MLB All-Star tickets open to public

Registration for the opportunity to purchase 2011 MLB All-Star tickets is now open to the general public.

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Legion lauds White House families focus

Legion lauds White House families focus

Several government partnerships are designed to expand capacity and quality of military family services.

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Millionaire in the military

Millionaire in the military

Saving $1 million while serving in the military is possible, with the proper planning.

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Support necessary in the workplace

Support necessary in the workplace

Department of Labor policy advisor briefs Legion’s PTS-TBI ad-hoc committee on her agency’s initiatives to help employers understand employees with either condition.

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