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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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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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Pakistan’s apparent protection of bin Laden proves that its allegiance to the United States is only as stable as the country itself.
Legionnaires encouraged to increase awareness of PTSD and its devastating effects.
Legion applauds mission success in Afghanistan, stands ready to welcome troops home after president’s announcement.
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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.
American Legion resolution calls on all military branches to maintain current physical and mental requirements, regardless of gender.
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Dozens of Legionnaires from across the country took an interactive visit to the National Guard base near Indianapolis.
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.
Discussion focuses on changing role through the years, including critical involvement in current wars.
Around 30 cadets visited American Legion National Headquarters and were networked via video conference with officers in Iraq.
Legion representative part of panel that examines critical aspects of security and counter intelligence-related incidents.
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Meeting with members of federal agencies, NSFR Assistant Director Freddy Gessner stressed the importance of continued accounting for missing personnel.
Legion staff, volunteers hear from federal agencies, other organizations on current medical treatments and programs for both injuries.
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.
Site allows users to explore causes, symptoms of post-traumatic stress in anonymous setting.
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Departments' nominations for Firefighter of the Year and National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year due Feb. 1
U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff discusses suicides within active-duty, reserve components, support network available to soldiers.
Past National Commander David K. Rehbein part of group evaluating effectiveness of DoD policies and programs for recovering wounded, ill warriors.
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.
President calls signing ‘a moment more than two centuries in the making.’
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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.
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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The Legion strongly opposes a renewed Congressional effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."
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Letter to Senate Majority Leader, other senators calls for removing all references to repeal in 2011 Defense Authorization Act.
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National Commander says America has ‘huge debt’ to men and women who protected our country.
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Court: Policy can remain in place while the government appeals a federal judge's decision striking down "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Organization calls on Congress, the president and the Pentagon to follow Gen. Amos’ advice on DADT.
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TBI/PTS, Walter Reed base closure, transitioning servicemembers among the topics covered.
Divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals grants U.S. government’s request for a stay, taking same side as American Legion.