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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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Legion: Shutdown must not harm defense

Legion: Shutdown must not harm defense

National commander: national security cannot be diminished in the event of a federal government shutdown.

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Today we remember American POW-MIAs

Today we remember American POW-MIAs

Third Friday in September designated as day to honor those servicemembers still prisoners of war or missing in action.

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Legion on Syria: Proceed with caution

Legion on Syria: Proceed with caution

National Commander Dellinger: ‘American national interests should be clearly identified and defined before military action is taken.’

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Selective service is ‘inexpensive insurance’

Selective service is ‘inexpensive insurance’

Selective Service System still relevant and increasingly important, says its director.

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‘Almost doomed from the get-go’

‘Almost doomed from the get-go’

Former POW Mike Durant tells the Legion’s national convention what went wrong with the raid chronicled in ‘Black Hawk Down.’

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Military adviser touts transition program

Military adviser touts transition program

The armed forces’ senior NCO promotes improved assistance programs, updates Legionnaires on reshaping of military.

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Sequestration’s effects felt by JPAC

Sequestration’s effects felt by JPAC

A limited budget has hindered the agency charged with recovering, identifying U.S. servicemembers’ remains, but more than 30 IDs still were made this year.

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Legionnaires tour Coast Guard’s frontlines

Legionnaires tour Coast Guard’s frontlines

About 80 members of National Security Commission get up-close look at two Coast Guard stations in Houston area.

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DoD, VA establish 2 consortia to research PTSD, TBI

DoD, VA establish 2 consortia to research PTSD, TBI

Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense establish two joint research consortia to battle signature wounds of war on terror.

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DoD reduces furlough days from 11 to 6

DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel announces reduction in the number of furlough days facing the department's civilian workforce.

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Navy to commission new USS Indianapolis warship

Navy to commission new USS Indianapolis warship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has notified Congress of his decision, pending authorization and funding, to designate the name Indianapolis on the next littoral combat ship.

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Legion on DoD cuts: ‘Bad choice either way’

Legion on DoD cuts: ‘Bad choice either way’

National commander expresses frustration over potential sequestration ultimatum to reduce troop numbers or weapons development.

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MSA: Senate pushes, Pentagon pushes back

MSA: Senate pushes, Pentagon pushes back

All agree that military sexual crimes must be prosecuted vigorously but clash over chain of command issue.

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Foreign hackers steal VA data

Foreign hackers steal VA data

Since 2010, sensitive information on veterans has been taken from VA’s database.

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New Stolen Valor Act passes House

New Stolen Valor Act passes House

Legion backed bill would replace Supreme Court-rejected Stolen Valor Act of 2005.

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Hagel: We will fix the MSA problem

Hagel: We will fix the MSA problem

Defense secretary and Chairman of Joint Chiefs vow to do whatever is necessary to quell military sexual assault.

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Tough military sexual assault bill introduced

Tough military sexual assault bill introduced

Military Justice Improvement Act provisions mirror Legion resolution.

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Graduation Day for women cadets

Graduation Day for women cadets

The Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership is the only female corps of cadets in the country.

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Military sexual assault resolution approved

Military sexual assault resolution approved

The resolution urges the U.S. Armed Forces to enforce a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault committed by and against servicemembers.

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TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

TBI/PTSD committee to make final recommendations

PNC William Detweiler, chairman of the Legion’s Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Ad Hoc Committee, to deliver report to NEC.

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Distinguished Warfare Medal canceled

Distinguished Warfare Medal canceled

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cancels medal that honors drone pilots and cyberwarriors and proposes a device instead.

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Koutz reiterates opposition to TRICARE fee increase

Koutz reiterates opposition to TRICARE fee increase

Legion’s national commander asks Congress to ‘for once and for all, say no to TRICARE fee increases!’

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Legion to Congress: Reject TRICARE hike proposals

Legion to Congress: Reject TRICARE hike proposals

If the president’s forthcoming budget proposal includes TRICARE increases, the Legion wants Congress to reject it.

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Top brass detail sequestration’s impact on vets

Top brass detail sequestration’s impact on vets

Greatest effect may be on veterans working in defense jobs.

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Legion supports new look at ‘Drone Medal’

Legion supports new look at ‘Drone Medal’

Production of the controversial new service award has been halted while its ranking is being reconsidered.

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Sequestration a serious concern for veterans

Sequestration a serious concern for veterans

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says national readiness and lives of defense personnel, military and civilian, will be compromised by sequestration.

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