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Legion: Leave Defense budget alone

Legion: Leave Defense budget alone

During its annual Spring Meetings, the organization passed a resolution that demands all efforts to reduce the Defense budget be ceased.

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Deadline to apply for retroactive Stop Loss extended

Eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Oct. 21, 2012, to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay.

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The message no one wanted to hear

Events of the past dozen years clearly show that America’s adversaries have gained ground in non-military ways. Could the 9/11 terror attacks, high gas prices, market volatility and the U.S. credit rating downgrade all be linked to the same strategy?

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American Legion to DoD: Budget breaks promise

American Legion to DoD: Budget breaks promise

National commander warns that if 2013 defense budget is enacted, America will return to a hollow force.

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Legion to Congress: Avoid future DoD cuts

Legion to Congress: Avoid future DoD cuts

National commander: ‘Fiscal bludgeoning’ puts U.S. servicemembers at risk when they respond to outside threats.

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Legion applauds Guard seat on JCS

Legion applauds Guard seat on JCS

Defense Bill provision ‘properly recognizes’ National Guard and all reserve components of today’s military.

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Industrial Revolution

Will artificial intelligence be America’s next big thing?

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Our Third Front

As Mexico’s drug war intensifies, so will U.S. involvement.

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Defense bill includes Legion initiatives

Defense bill includes Legion initiatives

Increase in Gulf War Illness research funding, expanded health care among measures in The National Defense Authorization Act.

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Videos explain women’s military experiences

Department of Veterans Affairs’ videos show the contributions to national security, as well as the challenges transitioning out of the military.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 meets with D-Day vets

Commander meets with D-Day vets

Commemorative weekend begins in Normandy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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