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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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The war isn't over yet

The war isn't over yet

Foster tells the National Executive Committee that while the death of Osama bin Laden was a great victory, further military battles lie ahead.

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Eagle Scout of the Year from Minnesota

Eagle Scout of the Year from Minnesota

Robert B. Rasmussen from Hutchinson, Minn., is The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.

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Business expo heads to Walter Reed

Business expo heads to Walter Reed

Veteran entrepreneurs are invited to a free small business and training expo at Walter Reed Medical Center on May 12.

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The same standards for everyone

The same standards for everyone

American Legion resolution calls on all military branches to maintain current physical and mental requirements, regardless of gender.

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Legion supports funeral protests bill

Legion supports funeral protests bill

The American Legion delivered a letter of support to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, regarding her bill on restricting funeral protests.

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Nurse scholarship applications due May 15

Nurse scholarship applications due May 15

The application deadline for the $5,000 Eight and Forty Lung and Respiratory Disease Nursing Scholarship is a week away.

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VA seeking personal crisis stories

VA seeking personal crisis stories

Through The American Legion, veterans who have used the Veterans Crisis suicide-prevention line can help fellow veterans facing same issues.

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Rifle club collects DVDs to support troops

Rifle club collects DVDs to support troops

Many members from the Newport Rifle Club Junior Team in Middletown, R.I., collected more than 200 DVDs to send to servicemembers in Afghanistan.

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Vikings, Twins offer specials for Legion

Vikings, Twins offer specials for Legion

National convention attendees have opportunity to purchase game tickets at discounted prices; National Commander Foster to throw out first pitch at baseball game.

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Films with meaning

Films with meaning

More than 30 screenings are taking place at the Fifth Annual GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Legion's concerns on jobless veterans heard

Legion's concerns on jobless veterans heard

Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Hiring Hero Act bill at a Washington press conference.

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New resolutions from spring meetings

New resolutions from spring meetings

2019 Legion centennial, renamed of Emblem Sales facility in honor of PNC John H. Geiger among topics covered.

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Posts earning big Flag Rewards

Posts earning big Flag Rewards

Nine posts already have achieved more than $1,000 each in community flag purchases through the new Emblem Sales program.

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Peterson provides PSAs for Legacy Fund

Peterson provides PSAs for Legacy Fund

Country music star Michael Peterson conducts two public service announcements on why the Legacy Scholarship Fund is important to our military families.

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SAL donates $110,000 to the CWF

SAL donates $110,000 to the CWF

The Sons of the American Legion donated the generous sum to the Child Welfare Foundation during the Legion’s recent Spring Meetings.

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NEF rescues Legion flood victims and posts

NEF rescues Legion flood victims and posts

The Legion’s National Emergency Fund remains available to assist active Legionnaires and SAL members affected by the severe storms in the South.

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Plan for caregiver training in place

Plan for caregiver training in place

Department of Veterans Affairs partnering with Easter Seals to develop training for Caregiver Program.

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Legion praises limiting TRICARE increases

Legion praises limiting TRICARE increases

Organization applauds House Armed Services Committee for approving defense budget bill that restricts ability to raise premiums in the future.

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Akaka receives public-service award

Akaka receives public-service award

Hawaii senator who pushed for improvements in the Post 9/11 GI Bill “humbled to be recognized.”

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Insight into today's military

Insight into today's military

Four enlisted personnel provide a look inside the men and women of the armed forces during a panel discussion with the Legion's National Security and Foreign Relations commissions.

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