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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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Quality-of-life for military families, Army readiness and resiliency training among topics covered during convention.
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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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U.S. servicemembers kept on duty past their original discharge date following Sept. 11, 2001, have until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive pay.
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley renews commitment to airmen and families while addressing The American Legion's National Convention.
DoD secretary tells Legionnaires that goals are achievable against a cruel adversary.
Oct. 21 is the date that applications for retroactive stop-loss payments must be filed with DoD.
National commander calls upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information.
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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.
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.
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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In a letter to the commander-in-chief, national commander says the current policy 'has served the U.S. military well.'
Awarding medals to U.S. troops holding fire in a war zone will ultimately cost lives, national commander says.
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Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.
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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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The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.
Through its multiple programs, the Army Family Covenant initiative is taking care of the families of the men and women in uniform.
The nation's electrical grid needs a thorough reinvention for the 21st century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New provision will allow certain members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 to purchase TRICARE Standard (and Extra) coverage.
Reports that soldiers are being sent to combat with deficient gear and lack of training are "completely unacceptable."
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.
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.
As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.
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.
The attitudes of the servicemembers recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda are amazing, but not shocking, to National Commander Clarence Hill.