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What We’re Fighting For

What We’re Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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What We're Fighting For

What We're Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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Tickets on sale for Ronnie Dunn concert

Tickets on sale for Ronnie Dunn concert

Grammy winner Ronnie Dunn will kick off the 2011 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., by performing at the local fairgrounds.

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NEF steps in to assist storm victims

NEF steps in to assist storm victims

Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion may be eligible for financial assistance through the Legion’s National Emergency Fund.

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VA releases phone application for PTS

VA releases phone application for PTS

Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can now turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.

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Top 30 Air Rifle competitors identified

Top 30 Air Rifle competitors identified

The 15 sporter and 15 precision category national finalists will be competing in the Legion’s Junior Shooting Sports Air Rifle National Championships in August.

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$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

One lucky race fan will win $1 million if Indy car driver John Andretti crosses the finish line first during the Indianapolis 500.

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Memorial Day speech available

Memorial Day speech available

Document, available in either Word or PDF, is meant to serve as a guide as posts conduct Memorial Day events.

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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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Freedom Car to make Virginia debut

Freedom Car to make Virginia debut

Legion Racing team to visit VA hospital and Legion Post prior to April 28 Richmond race

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Help vets in need by crossing home plate

Help vets in need by crossing home plate

On May 22, be one of 2,500 runners to cross home plate at Fenway Park in support of veterans combating TBI.

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Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Movie garners honorable mention at fifth-annual film festival, which takes place May 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

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A 'classic moment' in MLB history

A 'classic moment' in MLB history

Thirty five years ago today, former Chicago Cub player Rick Monday saved the U.S. flag from being burned by two protesters in Dodger Stadium.

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Band, color guard registration ongoing

Band, color guard registration ongoing

Forms for both national convention contests are available online and must be received by July 22.

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Convention exhibit hall space available

Convention exhibit hall space available

In 2010, 102 independent exhibitors filled up the exhibit hall in Milwaukee, representing a variety of businesses and agencies.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Country-folk-rock group will perform during the National Commander’s Banquet on Aug. 30.

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'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

Legion-supported legislation would allow veterans to use their Medicare benefits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities.

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Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Organization in favor of Department of Labor decision to strengthen federal hiring requirements of certain military veterans.

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VA benefit checks to go electronic

VA benefit checks to go electronic

As of May 1, anyone applying for Social Security, VA or other federal benefits will have to choose an electronic payment method.

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2011 National Convention on Facebook

2011 National Convention on Facebook

Page created to allow Legionnaires planning to attend and those living in area to interact, provide local tips leading up late August, then share convention experiences.

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DoD wants TRICARE tied to NHE index

DoD wants TRICARE tied to NHE index

Recommendation made to correlate military retiree insurance premium increase with National Healthcare Expenditure Index.

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Richmond race a struggle for Freedom Car

Richmond race a struggle for Freedom Car

Faulty brakes jinx practice, qualification run and race for 76 Freedom Car, which finishes in 38th place.

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Bin Laden killed in U.S. special forces raid

Bin Laden killed in U.S. special forces raid

Al-Qaida leader and longtime face of terrorism cornered and slain in a top-secret military operation in Pakistan.

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Legion backs bill supporting MST victims

Legion backs bill supporting MST victims

Legion supports legislation that would require records on military sexual trauma to filed permanently.

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Legion presents $46,500 CWF grant to COTA

Legion presents $46,500 CWF grant to COTA

The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation presented COTA the grant check during its 25th anniversary celebration last week.

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Caregiver applications soon to be accepted

Caregiver applications soon to be accepted

Department of Veterans Affairs implementing enhancements to existing services for veterans and their caregivers; application process will open May 9.

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Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Legion testifies on GI Bill inequities

Staff also condemns small-business fraud before House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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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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Legion calls for release of bin Laden photo

Legion calls for release of bin Laden photo

National Commander Jimmie Foster calls for President Obama to release photos of slain Al Qaeda leader.

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'V-O Day'

'V-O Day'

Killing of bin Laden jolts nation while serving as a stark reminder that the United States is still a nation at war.

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