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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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New year brings new need for blood donation

New year brings new need for blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month. Legionnaires are encouraged to give blood and host blood drives at posts as part of the American Legion Blood Donor Program.

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TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

New provision will allow certain members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 to purchase TRICARE Standard (and Extra) coverage.

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Hill to DoD: Fix the gear

Hill to DoD: Fix the gear

Reports that soldiers are being sent to combat with deficient gear and lack of training are "completely unacceptable."

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Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

The American Legion is praising reports that President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan but opposes an exit strategy that takes place before the mission is accomplished.

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Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded an appeals court ruling that would have ordered the release of photographs of detainees allegedly abused by their U.S. captors.

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Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.

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Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.

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Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

The attitudes of the servicemembers recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda are amazing, but not shocking, to National Commander Clarence Hill.

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USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

On 9/11, terrorists took down a symbol of America when they attacked the World Trade Center towers. But Saturday’s commissioning of the USS New York created a new symbol of America and its people.

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USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

Legionnaires and former NYPD members become emotional as the USS New York is commissioned.

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