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Developing a battery of options

Developing a battery of options

A reliable and effective long-distance, field-to-command base communications network is vital to today’s smaller, high-tech Army.

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Army bracing for massive cuts

Army bracing for massive cuts

General tells Legionnaires that training, readiness and recruitment face major challenges if full sequestration cannot be averted.

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Budget cuts would affect POW-MIA recovery ops

Budget cuts would affect POW-MIA recovery ops

If sequestration takes effect, DoD may have to cancel its mission to bring home the remains of our fallen heroes overseas.

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'America's ultimate ally'

'America's ultimate ally'

Israel ambassador to United States breaks down the ‘special’ relationship between the two countries during Washington Conference.

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Legion reiterates anti-sequestration stand

Legion reiterates anti-sequestration stand

National Commander James E. Koutz: For the sake of the nation's future security, sequestration must not happen.

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Commander welcomes home returning vets

Commander welcomes home returning vets

American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz responds to the president’s State of the Union address.

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Officer, firefighter of year nominees due

Officer, firefighter of year nominees due

Departments must send nominations for annual awards by Feb. 1.

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Legion: Study women in combat exclusions

Legion: Study women in combat exclusions

National commander: Decision to allow women into combat roles needs careful review, oversight from Congress.

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DoD, VA share collaboration efforts

DoD, VA share collaboration efforts

Working together for the benefit of veterans is imperative, say VA Secretary Shinseki and Defense Secretary Panetta.

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Legion: Re-examine suicide attempt policies

Legion: Re-examine suicide attempt policies

National commander calls for policy of 'compassion instead of courts’ for troops attempting suicide.

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Legionnaires asked to give blood

Legionnaires asked to give blood

The American Legion’s Holiday Donor Blood Drive, now underway, is the perfect conduit to help this always-urgent cause.

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White House, Congress didn’t do their job

White House, Congress didn’t do their job

Defense budget should never have been forced to face sequestration.

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Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

In an election year that may decide the future of defense budget cuts, our troops are making fewer absentee ballot requests.

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TRICARE switching to electronic payments

TRICARE switching to electronic payments

Starting Jan. 1, TRICARE will stop taking premium payments by mail for the TRICARE Reserve Select and Tricare Retired Reserve programs.

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National POW/MIA passes quietly in D.C.

National POW/MIA passes quietly in D.C.

Legion reminds observers that ‘much work remains to account for all POW/MIA comrades.

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Sequestration is ‘very bad policy’

Sequestration is ‘very bad policy’

House Armed Services Committee is warned by DoD on the bad effects sequestration will have on America's military.

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Resolution calls for more POW/MIA backing

Resolution calls for more POW/MIA backing

During the 94th National Convention, the Legion renewed its commitment for a full accounting of missing U.S. servicemembers.

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Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day

Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day

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

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Resolution urges new Stolen Valor law

Resolution urges new Stolen Valor law

Legion’s National Security Commission passed Resolution 238 at national convention, asking Congress to draft new military impostor legislation.

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Reckless cuts will come with a price

Reckless cuts will come with a price

While the defense budget does need to make sacrifices, USAA president, CEO urges care when trimming dollars.

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Oil crucial to security and economic health

Oil crucial to security and economic health

Leading oil executive makes an election year case for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Firefighter of the Year Award

Firefighter of the Year Award

Lt. Tom Christensen of Illinois received the honor for his public service and heroism.

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Paul Doucette from Bennington, Vt., received the award for his distinguished public service career.

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Spirit of Service recipients honored

Spirit of Service recipients honored

Legion highlights one member of each of the five military branches during national convention.

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'Mankind's best hope for the future'

'Mankind's best hope for the future'

Defense secretary's top advisor tells Legion that failure is neither possible nor an option in the war on terror.

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National security demands deliberation

National security demands deliberation

Speakers at Legion symposium agree: Rushes to judgment on war making and defense spending threaten the nation.

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An up-close look at Muscatatuck

An up-close look at Muscatatuck

Members from the National Security & Foreign Relations Commission tour the state-of-the-art urban training facility.

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Defending defense theme of symposium

Defending defense theme of symposium

Speakers during convention‘s National Security Commission gathering include former Congressman Skelton, who will be honored with Patriot Award; proceedings will be streamed live on legion.org.

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Unintended Consequences

Reduced readiness. Thousands of jobs lost. New technologies shelved. Is a weakened military really the solution to a weak economy?

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Senate committee approves FY 2013 defense bill

Senate committee approves FY 2013 defense bill

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved bill that rejects proposals to establish enrollment fees for TRICARE.

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