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Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.

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Legion testifies on health-care bills

Legion testifies on health-care bills

Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009, Fair Access to Veterans Benefits Act among legislation covered.

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Reaching out to women veterans

Reaching out to women veterans

VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.

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Freedom Car salvages 20th-place finish

Freedom Car salvages 20th-place finish

Poor handling hampers effort, but Jerick Johnson, crew able to finish ahead of starting spot in Prairie Meadows 200.

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Explore Distinguished Service Medals

Explore Distinguished Service Medals

New Web site feature includes an archive of past winners dated back to 1921.

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H2H Golf Classic set for Oct. 7

H2H Golf Classic set for Oct. 7

Golfers are invited to Andrews Air Force Base to play in the Heroes to Hometowns Golf Classic - an event that directly benefits the Legion's Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

The Department of Treasury is hosting a service-disabled veteran-owned small business match-making event on July 29 at the U.S. Mint building in Washington.

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Vote for Shelby World Series logo

Vote for Shelby World Series logo

Shelby, N.C., the permanent site for The American Legion Baseball World Series, needs help choosing a new logo to display throughout the city.

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PTSD claims process being simplified

PTSD claims process being simplified

Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.

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Legion asks for Gold Star bill support

Legion asks for Gold Star bill support

Letter sent to members of the U.S. Senate seeks support for legislation that would make more Gold Star parents eligible for care at state veterans homes.

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76 Freedom Car at Iowa Speedway Saturday

76 Freedom Car at Iowa Speedway Saturday

Jerick Johnson enters ARCA Prairie Meadows 200 18th in the championship points standing and third in rookie standings.

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Nursing scholarship winners announced

Nursing scholarship winners announced

Ten nurses receive the $3,000 Eight & Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship.

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Sharpe to attend White House briefing

Sharpe to attend White House briefing

Legion Economic director will receive update on President Obama's National Export Initiative.

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Arriving in style at Pocono

Arriving in style at Pocono

Prior to the Messina Wildlife Management 200, driver Jerick Johnson was given an escort to the track by Pennsylvania Legion Riders.

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Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.

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Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Leaders of The American Legion are urging members of the Senate to pass legislation that would benefit the elderly parents of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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VA looking at restructuring office

VA looking at restructuring office

Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.

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Blue Water Battle

Sailors suffer illness, disability as VA denies Agent Orange benefits to an entire class
of Vietnam veterans.

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Homeless female vets to get federal aid

Homeless female vets to get federal aid

The Department of Labor has announced more than $5 million in grants to aid homeless female veterans and veterans with families.

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Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

More than 1,800 veterans may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis viruses because dental equipment was not properly cleaned at John Cochran VAMC.

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Are you job-search ready?

Are you job-search ready?

Savvy job-seekers know there are six things everyone must do to prepare for a successful job search.

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NCA delivering on veterans' preference

NCA delivering on veterans' preference

During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.

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Flag to be at half-staff

Flag to be at half-staff

To honor recently deceased Sen. Robert Byrd, President Obama orders flag to be at half-staff on July 3, July 6.

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Veterans can revive our economy

At a time when veteran unemployment is outpacing that of the general population, the U.S. government must do a better job of fulfilling the spirit of the Veterans Preference Hiring Act.

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Citizenship 101

South Carolina’s Post 17 supports JROTC programs for at-risk youth.

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The Unknown Revolutionary

Alexandria tomb with Legion roots often overlooked today.

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Job Corps to offer veterans career training

Job Corps to offer veterans career training

The Labor Department, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps will offer veterans hands-on training in 100 career fields.

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Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.

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NASC delegates learn about the Legion

NASC delegates learn about the Legion

On June 27 in Indianapolis, nearly 1,000 student council members were educated on The American Legion's multiple youth programs.

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Montana player pitches a perfect game

Montana player pitches a perfect game

Joe Pistorese, a pitcher for the Montana Kalispell Lakers Class AA American Legion Baseball team, pitched a 27-up, 27-down game last month.

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