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.
Read story - 0 comments
VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.
Read story - 1 comment
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.
Joe Pistorese, a pitcher for the Montana Kalispell Lakers Class AA American Legion Baseball team, pitched a 27-up, 27-down game last month.
On June 27 in Indianapolis, nearly 1,000 student council members were educated on The American Legion's multiple youth programs.
Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.
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.
To honor recently deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, President Obama orders flag to be at half-staff on July 3, July 6.
During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.
More than 1,800 veterans may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis viruses because dental equipment was not properly cleaned at John Cochran VAMC.
Read story - 5 comments
The Department of Labor has announced more than $5 million in grants to aid homeless female veterans and veterans with families.
Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.
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.
Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.
Jamie Beyerle, The American Legion's 2002 Junior Shooting Sports champion, discusses her success in the 2008 Olympics and her hopes for the 2012 games.
Prior to the Messina Wildlife Management 200, driver Jerick Johnson was given an escort to the track by Pennsylvania Legion Riders.
Legion Economic director will receive update on President Obama's National Export Initiative.
Awarding medals to U.S. troops holding fire in a war zone will ultimately cost lives, national commander says.
Read story - 9 comments
Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.
America has untapped oil reserves, but it's a matter of taking advantage of them to decrease foreign oil imports.
Read story - 3 comments
American Legion-award-winning event celebrates military service on the silver screen.
At long last, a Purple Heart citation for a member of the original "Band of Brothers" is returning to the family of the man who earned it.
The National Executive Committee of The American Legion has passed a resolution to establish a national partnership with VeteransPlus, a non-profit financial education and counseling company.
At Legion Post 147 in James Island, S.C., a Purple Heart citation for one of the original "Band of Brothers" was returned to the family of the man who earned it.
Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.
New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.
Read story - 4 comments
Iraq veterans produce GI Film Festival winner on bloody Korean War battle.
Applications for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship must be submitted upon participants' arrival to their 2010 Boys State or Girls State programs.
Read story - 8 comments
On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.
Read story - 2 comments
In letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, National Commander Clarence Hill said the Legion opposes repealing ‘don't ask, don't tell'.