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Air Force to Legion: We are stretched

Air Force to Legion: We are stretched

Legion contingent visiting Ramstein Air Base in Germany told that sequestration is jeopardizing readiness.

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Legion pushes for DoD-VA collaboration on pay, benefits

Legion pushes for DoD-VA collaboration on pay, benefits

Subcommittee warned about removing recruitment, re-enlistment incentives.

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Legion: Let court decide on Bergdahl

Legion: Let court decide on Bergdahl

National Commander Helm: Bergdahl entitled to due process; his guilt or innocence should be decided by a judge or a jury of his peers.

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Helm: New Secretary of Defense faces challenges

Helm: New Secretary of Defense faces challenges

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm describes the tasks facing new Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

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Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

National commander: If military action is necessary course of action, key objectives and overall strategic goal must be stated clearly.

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Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

The American Legion is currently reviewing the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's comprehensive report.

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Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Freeing terrorists and closing Guantanamo is a terrible idea.

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Legion: Fort Hood victims deserve Purple Hearts

Legion: Fort Hood victims deserve Purple Hearts

The servicemembers killed or wounded in the 2009 attack should be considered victims of terrorism – not workplace violence.

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Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

National Commander Helm in Vietnam, Lao, "for the families" of those missing in action.

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Legion remains firm on immigration

Legion remains firm on immigration

Though applauding some aspects of President Obama’s executive order, National Commander Helm reiterates organization’s long-standing position on the issue.

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Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

Legion: No amnesty for illegal immigrants

National commander warns of national security risks, calls for citizenship “the right way.”

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Legion: Get Tahmooressi the help he needs

Legion: Get Tahmooressi the help he needs

Now that retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooress has been released from jail, National Commander Helm is calling for immediate treatment of the veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Legion to Obama: Implore Mexican authorities to release Marine veteran

National commander calls on presiden to demand release of jailed U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi.

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Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

This week’s ISIS air strikes, and the continuing need for ground forces, illustrate that defense cuts and troop reductions are unwise in a time of war.

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Commander: 'Iraq strategy flawed, but we must destroy ISIS'

National Commander: Legion always united in its support for our military, any missions that our servicemembers undertake to keep America safer.

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Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

Legion disappointed with 1-percent military pay cap

The small pay raise would be only half the current inflation rate.

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'Honoring a sacrifice'

'Honoring a sacrifice'

DoD's director of the Personnel Accounting Consolidation Task Force tells Legion her department is taking very seriously its efforts to revamp U.S. accounting of its missing war dead.

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Commander: President makes right call on U.S. airstrikes

Commander: President makes right call on U.S. airstrikes

The airstrikes are against Islamic State terrorists that are threatening U.S. personnel and Iraqi civilians.

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Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

National commander calls on the president to secure the borders, remove economic benefits that incentivize and exacerbate the problem.

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Pentagon POW/MIA effort to be overhauled

Pentagon POW/MIA effort to be overhauled

Secretary of Defense announces new agency to locate, identify and repatriate missing military personnel.

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Senate hearing spotlights male MST victims

Senate hearing spotlights male MST victims

Deficiencies and progress in handling of military sexual trauma cases aired in Senate subcommittee hearing.

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Legion rips latest round of defense cuts

Fair pay and benefits needed to maintain quality volunteer force.

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Legion reaffirms support for oil pipeline

Legion reaffirms support for oil pipeline

Keystone XL project is a positive step for national security and economy alike, says national commander.

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Legion strongly opposes threat to commissaries

Legion strongly opposes threat to commissaries

National Commander Dellinger calls possible $1 billion DoD cut to military commissary program an ‘undeserved blow to our men and women in servce.’

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Legion renews call for lifetime DoD-VA records

Legion renews call for lifetime DoD-VA records

Congress agrees that electronic information-sharing system remains 'the chief end goal' and can improve health-care services for veterans.

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Legion opposed to cutting COLA for retirees/veterans

National Commander Dellinger: Men, women who served country well deserve to be treated in like fashion once they hang up uniforms.

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Armed Forces Network, Stars and Stripes may face cuts

Armed Forces Network, Stars and Stripes may face cuts

National commander says 'morale is becoming a casualty of sequestration' thanks to the latest budget talk emanating from Washington, D.C.

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National commander rips commissary proposal

National commander rips commissary proposal

Department of Defense proposes shutting down all stateside military-run grocery stores.

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Legion to JPAC: No deceptive ceremonies

Legion to JPAC: No deceptive ceremonies

National commander says fake arrival ceremonies of POW/MIA servicemembers’ remains is deceptive, not symbolic.

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Legion: Take care of families of the fallen

Legion: Take care of families of the fallen

Legion supports resolution introduced in House that would continue to fund death gratuity benefit, which isn’t being paid during federal government shutdown.

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