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Legion to Congress: Leave VA, DoD health care alone

Commander Rehbein responded to President Obama's urgent call for national health-care reform by urging Congress to leave VA and DoD health-care systems alone.

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Congressman Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., says high-quality health care for veterans is at the top of his list of priorities.

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Senate passes survivor benefits amendment

Aamendment repeals the offset of pay for surviving spouses who are eligible for both military and survivor benefits.

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Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., at a July 21 meeting with Legionnaires in Washington, D.C.

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The world according to Joe Matthews

The world according to Joe Matthews

The past national commander has seen, heard and done plenty in his 96 years.

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Salem Speedway Trials 200, July 18

The Trials 200 in Salem, Ind., was the fourth race of the season on the ASA Late Model Challenge Series circuit.

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House considers resolution to honor Korean War vets

House of Representatives is considering a resolution to honor the 6.8 million Americans who served in the Korean War by adding Korean War Armistice Day.

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Mississippi Legion Riders raise funds

American Legion Riders in Mississippi took to the highways June 13, riding into Jackson from four different directions to raise money for the Tupelo Children's Mansion, which provides shelter and support for abused children.

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Milcon, VA appropriations bill passes House

Bill would greatly increase VA funding for medical services, support and facilities, passed the House of Representatives on July 10.

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Three critical concepts behind every winning résumé

Three critical concepts behind every winning résumé

The challenge is to craft a document that creates a picture of yourself that ties into your current career goals.

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MLB greats adding commentary

MLB greats adding commentary

Major League Baseball's Jeff Kent and Luis Gonzalez are adding their lively commentary to the web cast of The American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Freedom Car meets "The Rock" on Independence Day

Team Johnson Motorsports was in Rockingham, N.C. July 4 weekend. 76 Freedom Car visited nearby posts and raced in the ASA Late Model Cherry Bomb 200.

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Legion says AP story on new GI Bill benefits is inaccurate

A July 6 story by the Associated Press, “New GI benefits vary widely by state,” failed to address important aspects of the benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon program.

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COTA named newest partner

COTA named newest partner

Legion passes resolution to formalize relationship.

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Stretch your dollars and contribute to the Legacy Fund

Stretch your dollars and contribute to the Legacy Fund

Save hundreds of dollars each month and help pay for a college education for children of U.S. military men and women who die on active duty.

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Protecting Flag worth the effort

Protecting Flag worth the effort

The right to protect the flag was a right that we, as a country, had possessed since the birth of our nation.

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Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, journalist and author remembers his time with Boys State.  

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Ellis Island Museum expands

 Ellis Island Museum expands

The United States has welcomed newcomers since its founding. Ellis Island's Peopling of America Center chronicles archetypal families' journey through the stages of immigration.

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Lincoln Trail

 Lincoln Trail

Scouts are working to put together a plan to restore a hilltop grave site along the trail where Abraham Lincoln's younger brother, Tom, is buried.

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The birth of the new GI Bill

 The birth of the new GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill's passage marks the beginning of a new era, which will give modern veterans benefits on par with the ones their grandparents enjoyed.

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Alabama Legion Riders raise $21,000

Combined with other donations, Camp Smile-a-Mile received a total of $30,000.

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VA launches 10-year health study

VA has initiated a large, long-term study to carefully examine a broad array of health issues that may affect Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their contemporaries.

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NATO at 60

NATO at 60

Operating from Western Europe to Iraq and Afghanistan, the alliance could stand to reassess its mission.

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Now that we have Washington's attention

During the first half of 2009, The American Legion’s convictions were tested on the national stage.

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Safe At Any Speed

Troops need more than a license to tame today’s high-performance bikes.

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Serve, Support and Simplify

Since 2007, numerous programs have been launched to ease the transition from DoD to VA. The “800,000-pound gorilla,” however, remains at large.

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76 Freedom Car team attends Tennessee Legion Convention

Team Johnson Motorsports/American Legion Racing attended the Department of Tennessee's Convention at the Nashville Music Hotel from June 26-27.

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Freedom Car runs at O'Reilly Raceway Park

Team Johnson Motorsports and Freedom Car driver Jerick Johnson brought the 76 Freedom Car to Indianapolis on June 13 for a weekend tribute to America’s veterans, and survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster.

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90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

 90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

William O’Neil, 90, attended the first Buckeye Boys State in 1936 as the delegate from the St. Clairsville, Belmont County in Ohio.

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House passes four Legion-backed bills

VA medical centers throughout the nation will finally have on-time budgets if American Legion-supported legislation, passed June 23 in the U.S. House of Representatives, becomes law.

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