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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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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Members of Congress gathered in the Capitol to recognize the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
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PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.
Filmmaker Suzanne DeLaurentiis will be presented with Oregon National Guard Commendation, an award rarely given to civilians, for her endeavors to help wounded soldiers.
Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
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.
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.
VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.