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Clarity on health-care reform

Clarity on health-care reform

Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan allays some of the fears surrounding health-care reform and how it affects VA, DoD. Visit our forums and give us your thoughts.

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Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Hoping to bridge the gaps for veterans

Legion rep meets with other VSOs to discuss ways to improve outreach and ascess to VA benefits for disabled veterans.

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Health-care reform questions to get answers

Health-care reform questions to get answers

Legion's executive director of the Washington office will talk about how the new legislation will affect DoD, VA health care on "FOX and Friends" Wednesday morning.

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Baseball not just for the boys

Baseball not just for the boys

Girls playing the national pastime is controversial for many, but not for American Legion Baseball.

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2010 baseball rule book available

2010 baseball rule book available

Coaches can pick up a copy of the updated American Legion Baseball Rule Book from their department baseball chairman.

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Legion, Auxiliary look at 'Family Day'

Volunteering opportunities for the entire Legion family explored during recent meeting.

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It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

Operation Comfort Warriors garners most online votes to nab $250,000 grant.

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Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

RecruitMilitary will host a veterans career fair and opportunity expo Thursday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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The Legion on Capitol Hill

The Legion on Capitol Hill

Legion representative meets with congressional legislative assistants to discuss various facets of VA claims process.

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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

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E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

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Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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How will health-care reform affect you?

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

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VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

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'Get Out The Vote'

'Get Out The Vote'

Legionnaires, support your country by encouraging citizens to cast their ballot in their local, state and federal elections.

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The Grunion mystery, solved at last

The Grunion mystery, solved at last

A submarine commander's sons succeeded in locating the watery grave of their father and his crew.

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Disability compensation made easier

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

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Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

April 1 is the deadline for Legion departments to submit their nominations to National Headquarters.

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Tune in live for Oratorical finals

Tune in live for Oratorical finals

On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

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VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

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April is Children and Youth Month

April is Children and Youth Month

Legionnaires can support children and youth by raising funds to benefit their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

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Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Northrop Grumman prompts debate

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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Saving the Montagnards

Saving the Montagnards

The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.

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Preparing for a celebration

Preparing for a celebration

Across the country, posts gear up to mark the 91st birthday of The American Legion.

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Hill praises 9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Hill praises  9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional is "a great victory for common sense."

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VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) characterized as "critically ineffective, understaffed, underfunded and marginalized" in Legion's March 11 testimony.

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