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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Appeals court extends life of DADT

Appeals court extends life of DADT

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.

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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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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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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: 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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Foster calls for suspension of DADT ruling

Foster calls for suspension of DADT ruling

In letter to White House, Legion’s national commander says that a decision should be made by the military – not a federal judge.

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Legion staff attends AUSA Convention

Legion staff attends AUSA Convention

Quality-of-life for military families, Army readiness and resiliency training among topics covered during convention.

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Deadline for stop-loss payments nearing

Deadline for stop-loss payments nearing

U.S. servicemembers kept on duty past their original discharge date following Sept. 11, 2001, have until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive pay.

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Gates: The 'right strategy in Afghanistan'

Gates: The 'right strategy in Afghanistan'

DoD secretary tells Legionnaires that goals are achievable against a cruel adversary.

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Caring for airmen is the 'bottom line'

Caring for airmen is the 'bottom line'

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley renews commitment to airmen and families while addressing The American Legion's National Convention.

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Legion to give more on-base support

Legion to give more on-base support

At Fort Lewis and Brooke Army Medical Center, the Legion will employ service officers to help with the often-bureaucratic process of being medically discharged.

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Hill condemns release of classified reports

Hill condemns release of classified reports

National commander calls upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information.

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Stop-loss deadline approaching

Stop-loss deadline approaching

Oct. 21 is the date that applications for retroactive stop-loss payments must be filed with DoD.

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An overview of wounded warrior care

An overview of wounded warrior care

Legion's PCAG gets a look at major programs coming out of the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy.

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VHA must strengthen local preparedness

VHA must strengthen local preparedness

While the Veterans Health Administration is well prepared at the national level to handle emergencies, it needs to improve its degree of preparedness at the local level.

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Hill: Medal proposal 'misguided'

Hill: Medal proposal 'misguided'

Awarding medals to U.S. troops holding fire in a war zone will ultimately cost lives, national commander says.

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Hill to Obama: Don't repeal DADT policy

Hill to Obama: Don't repeal DADT policy

In a letter to the commander-in-chief, national commander says the current policy 'has served the U.S. military well.'

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Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Contractor walks away from bidding on next generation of Air Force tankers, taking away perhaps the best mission-capable candidate from the equation.

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NSFR: Operation Military Family Outreach

NSFR: Operation Military Family Outreach

The American Legion's National Security/Foreign Relations Division continued its Operation Military Family Outreach (OFMO) initiative by attending a recent conference in Arlington, Va.

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