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Court halts DADT repeal process

Court halts DADT repeal process

Appeals court reinstates “don’t ask, don’t tell” for the time being, pending recommendations, certification of military leaders.

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Legion: Appeal Ninth Circuit ruling on DADT

Legion: Appeal Ninth Circuit ruling on DADT

National commander calls on Justice Department to appeal decision ending ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' citing a ‘lack of consistency and expertise' by the courts.

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White House changes condolences policy

White House changes condolences policy

President Obama alters longstanding policy to include sending letters to next of kin of servicemembers who commit suicide in theater of operation.

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Beyond the Point of No Return

Pakistan’s apparent protection of bin Laden proves that its allegiance to the United States is only as stable as the country itself.

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Today is PTSD Awareness Day

Today is PTSD Awareness Day

Legionnaires encouraged to increase awareness of PTSD and its devastating effects.

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Commander: 'Time to begin the recovery'

Commander: 'Time to begin the recovery'

Legion applauds mission success in Afghanistan, stands ready to welcome troops home after president’s announcement.

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Shadows & Secrets

The man behind WikiLeaks says he's performing a public service. Some say he's breaking the law. Either way, he's making the world more dangerous.

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The same standards for everyone

The same standards for everyone

American Legion resolution calls on all military branches to maintain current physical and mental requirements, regardless of gender.

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A 'hands-on' tour of Camp Atterbury

A 'hands-on' tour of Camp Atterbury

Dozens of Legionnaires from across the country took an interactive visit to the National Guard base near Indianapolis.

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Stop-loss deadline extended to Oct. 21

Stop-loss deadline extended to Oct. 21

U.S. servicemembers who were kept on duty past their original discharge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and their beneficiaries, have until Oct. 21 to claim their retroactive pay.

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Legion panel focuses on military women

Legion panel focuses on military women

Discussion focuses on changing role through the years, including critical involvement in current wars.

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ROTC cadets get glimpse of Army life

ROTC cadets get glimpse of Army life

Around 30 cadets visited American Legion National Headquarters and were networked via video conference with officers in Iraq.

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Cyber world threats subject of discussion

Cyber world threats subject of discussion

Legion representative part of panel that examines critical aspects of security and counter intelligence-related incidents.

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New budget can't overlook POW/MIA issue

New budget can't overlook POW/MIA issue

Meeting with members of federal agencies, NSFR Assistant Director Freddy Gessner stressed the importance of continued accounting for missing personnel.

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Legion's PTS-TBI committee meets in D.C.

Legion's PTS-TBI committee meets in D.C.

Legion staff, volunteers hear from federal agencies, other organizations on current medical treatments and programs for both injuries.

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Support necessary in the workplace

Support necessary in the workplace

Department of Labor policy advisor briefs Legion’s PTS-TBI ad-hoc committee on her agency’s initiatives to help employers understand employees with either condition.

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DoD launches virtual PTS website

DoD launches virtual PTS website

Site allows users to explore causes, symptoms of post-traumatic stress in anonymous setting.

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Officer of year awards deadline approaching

Departments' nominations for Firefighter of the Year and National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year due Feb. 1

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Legion attends deployment stress briefing

Legion attends deployment stress briefing

U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff discusses suicides within active-duty, reserve components, support network available to soldiers.

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Recovering Warrior task force meets

Recovering Warrior task force meets

Past National Commander David K. Rehbein part of group evaluating effectiveness of DoD policies and programs for recovering wounded, ill warriors.

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Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

Stop-loss deadline extended to March 4

U.S. servicemembers who were kept on duty past their original discharge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and their beneficiaries, have until March 4 to claim their retroactive pay.

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Obama signs DADT repeal into law

Obama signs DADT repeal into law

President calls signing ‘a moment more than two centuries in the making.’

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Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Obama to sign DADT repeal this morning

Bill will require service chiefs to complete implementation plans before lifting the old policy — and certify to lawmakers that it won’t damage combat readiness.

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Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

Senate votes to end ban on openly gay troops

President expected to sign bill into law next week; changes to military policy probably wouldn't take effect for at least several months.

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Legion opposes last-minute DADT repeal

Legion opposes last-minute DADT repeal

The Legion strongly opposes a renewed Congressional effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

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Legion to Congress: Remove DADT language

Legion to Congress: Remove DADT language

Letter to Senate Majority Leader, other senators calls for removing all references to repeal in 2011 Defense Authorization Act.

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Legion: Don't cut military retirement benefits

Legion: Don't cut military retirement benefits

National Commander says America has ‘huge debt’ to men and women who protected our country.

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Supreme Court keeps DADT in place for now

Supreme Court keeps DADT in place for now

Court: Policy can remain in place while the government appeals a federal judge's decision striking down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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Legion: Listen to Marines' commandant

Legion: Listen to Marines' commandant

Organization calls on Congress, the president and the Pentagon to follow Gen. Amos’ advice on DADT.

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National Security staff hits several issues

National Security staff hits several issues

TBI/PTS, Walter Reed base closure, transitioning servicemembers among the topics covered.

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