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Concerns, confidence on the front

Concerns, confidence on the front

American Legion national commander hears firsthand concerns about DoD budget cuts and TRICARE, but confidence about the future of Afghanistan.

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Oil dependency not just an economic issue

Oil dependency not just an economic issue

Retired U.S. Navy admiral warns that relying on other countries for our primary source of energy presents a national security risk.

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Study shows gap between military, civilians

Study shows gap between military, civilians

National commander sits in on a panel discussion about Pew Research Center study on wartime attitudes of veterans and the general public.

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Reversal of Fortune

Afghanistan's seat on top of a bonanza of rare earths might be just what is needed to rebuild the country.

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Data breach hits military hospitals, clinics

Data breach hits military hospitals, clinics

Breach involves personally identifiable and protected health information impacting an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients; risk judged low.

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Today is POW-MIA Recognition Day

Today is POW-MIA Recognition Day

The American Legion has long-standing commitment to achieving a full accounting of all U.S. POW/MIAs from every war.

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9/11 + 10

How the world has changed since this generation's  day of infamy.

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TRICARE seeking customer feedback

TRICARE seeking customer feedback

Military health plan wants to know how its users are getting their prescriptions filled.

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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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