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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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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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Saving the Montagnards

Saving the Montagnards

The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.

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Employment program to resume

Employment program to resume

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.

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Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Through its multiple programs, the Army Family Covenant initiative is taking care of the families of the men and women in uniform.

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Get Smart

The nation's electrical grid needs a thorough reinvention for the 21st century.

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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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Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Servicemembers and their spouses learn the roles and functions of American Legion department service officers and their value to new veterans when submitting claims for service-connected disabilities.

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Hill praises military family budget hike

Hill praises military family budget hike

President Obama's plan to raise funding for military families to a record $8.8 billion in 2011 is applauded, but the Legion is calling for a continued commitment to U.S. troops and their loved ones.

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