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Servicemembers and their spouses learn the roles and functions of American Legion department service officers and their value to new veterans when submitting claims for service-connected disabilities.
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President Obama's plan to raise funding for military families to a record $8.8 billion in 2011 is applauded, but the Legion is calling for a continued commitment to U.S. troops and their loved ones.
January is National Blood Donor Month. Legionnaires are encouraged to give blood and host blood drives at posts as part of the American Legion Blood Donor Program.
New provision will allow certain members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 to purchase TRICARE Standard (and Extra) coverage.
Reports that soldiers are being sent to combat with deficient gear and lack of training are "completely unacceptable."
The American Legion is praising reports that President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan but opposes an exit strategy that takes place before the mission is accomplished.
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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded an appeals court ruling that would have ordered the release of photographs of detainees allegedly abused by their U.S. captors.
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As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.
The attitudes of the servicemembers recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda are amazing, but not shocking, to National Commander Clarence Hill.