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Junior Shooting Sports alum making national splash

Junior Shooting Sports alum making national splash

Lauren Phillips, who competed in the Legion’s Air Rifle National Championship in 2013, is now a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

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Texas, Arizona marksmen claim Legion titles

Texas, Arizona marksmen claim Legion titles

Rhiann Travis of Weatherford, Texas, wins precision crown, Adam McClintock of Tucson, Ariz., captures sporter title in Legion’s 25th annual Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship.

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Air Rifle Championship field set

Air Rifle Championship field set

Eight finalists in Precision, eight in Sporter will compete for title; follow the action live online.

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Boys Nation: Where dreams come true

Boys Nation: Where dreams come true

Boys Nation senators spend a day meeting with their respective state senators and representatives.

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VA secretary assesses challenges, progress

VA secretary assesses challenges, progress

In an interview with The American Legion, Secretary McDonald discusses the department’s commitment to veterans, technology growth and budget issues.

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Pentagon trip inspires, unites Boys Nation

Pentagon trip inspires, unites Boys Nation

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke to the young men about his job and time at Boys State.

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Share your post's drum and bugle corps history

Share your post's drum and bugle corps history

South Carolina Legionnaire is custodian of Legion archives.

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Post IR-03 helps unveil bench

Massachusetts mayor celebrates brother's legacy with bench in Ireland.

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Boys Nation senators shake hands with President Obama

Boys Nation senators shake hands with President Obama

The young men visited the White House and met with the commander in chief.

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Boys Nation election one for the history books

Boys Nation election one for the history books

Aravind Byju of Florida elected president by a close vote of 50 to 46; Peter Spectre of Maine elected vice president after winning a coin toss.

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Legion praises Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for saving cross

Legion praises Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for saving cross

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association purchased land from the Department of Defense to preserve the 43-foot Mount Soledad cross.

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Put attending a national convention on your agenda

Put attending a national convention on your agenda

Attending an American Legion national convention is an opportunity to meet others from around the country and to learn more about the organization.

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Sons participate in flag retirement ceremonies

Sons participate in flag retirement ceremonies

SAL members are encouraged to use and support the Legion's ceremony for disposal of unserviceable flags on Flag Day.

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Boys Nation senators visit hallowed ground

Boys Nation senators visit hallowed ground

The young men visited Arlington National Cemetery, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and met with President Barack Obama.

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Tips to locate your post in the Legion archives

Tips to locate your post in the Legion archives

Those looking for their post’s history can use the archive to possibly find past mentions of their post by National Headquarters.

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Five questions you need not ask

Questions provide a path to enlightenment, so keep them coming. But consider these five answered.

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I Am The American Legion - Bob Looby

“It was about meeting as many needs of our returning veterans as we could. They deserve that.”

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Sky high dreams

National Flight Academy helps young people learn leadership, STEM skills.

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Green River gamble

A group of post-9/11 veterans set out to create a Legion post for a new generation, and it’s paying off.

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The myths of nuclear drawdown

A world without nukes takes us backward, not forward.

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Keep military retirees’ benefits intact

The American Legion adamantly opposes any plan to reduce or diminish the retirement benefits given to those who have rendered such service.

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Freedom's fighters

On the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we honor those who fell – and the few we’re lucky enough to still have with us.

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Legion defends McCain's military record

Legion defends McCain's military record

National Commander Michael Helm speaks out on critiscism of Sen. John McCain's service as a Vietnam POW.

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Boys Nation delegates pay respects, honor heroes

Boys Nation delegates pay respects, honor heroes

Delegates honor those killed in Chattanooga, hear of sacrifices of servicemembers killed at Pearl Harbor, in Vietnam War.

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Boys Nation participants hit the ground running

Boys Nation participants hit the ground running

Participants hear from speakers, conduct first round of elections since arriving Friday afternoon.

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Legion: Slashing veterans Unemployability benefit wrong

Legion: Slashing veterans Unemployability benefit wrong

Legion's Ian de Planque to House Veterans Affairs' Committee: 'Walking back compensation from those who have been injured in service will always be wrong.'

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Legion participates in career fair at Camp Pendleton

Legion participates in career fair at Camp Pendleton

National Headquarters staff, Department of California Legionnaires speak with servicemembers and veterans at DoD’s Hiring Heroes event.

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National commander sends message of sympathy to Chattanooga victims

National Commander Helm: 'Anytime our military is targeted it is an attack on all of us.'

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Legion's youth air rifle championship begins July 21

Legion's youth air rifle championship begins July 21

The top 15 individuals in both the sporter and precision category will compete in the Legion’s Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship in Colorado.

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Follow the national convention on social media

Follow the national convention on social media

Keep updated on the 2015 National Convention in Baltimore via the Legion's Facebook and Twitter presence, and via our mobile app.

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