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Legion: Now is not the time to repeal ban

Legion releases message points to clarify its position on DoD’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting open homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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The bravery of four chaplains

The bravery of four chaplains

One of World War II’s most enduring stories is that of four chaplains, who came from different faiths, but shared courage and selflessness in common during a tragic night.

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Freedom Car prepares for ARCA race

Freedom Car prepares for ARCA race

Jerick Johnson and Team Johnson Motorsports are in Florida preparing for the 80-lap Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

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PTSD claims will be streamlined

PTSD claims will be streamlined

Veterans will soon find the process to get a service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder a little easier.

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Obama signs Veterans' Emergency Care Act

Obama signs Veterans' Emergency Care Act

This legislation amends existing statutes to allow the VA to reimburse eligible veterans for portions of emergency treatment that are not covered by their private insurance.

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'Quality over quantity'

'Quality over quantity'

The American Legion says the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog can be reduced by simply altering the way VA processes those claims.

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Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

The administration’s budget was rolled out this week, which features three prominent issues that The American Legion has worked diligently on to keep high on the national agenda.

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Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Servicemembers and their spouses learn the roles and functions of American Legion department service officers and their value to new veterans when submitting claims for service-connected disabilities.

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Your vote can mean $250,000 for OCW

Your vote can mean $250,000 for OCW

The American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program is competing for a $250,000 grant to be awarded by Pepsi Cola, Inc. Grant recipients are determined by the number of votes received online.

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Legion voices veterans' concerns to Congress

Legion voices veterans' concerns to Congress

The American Legion has participated in two roundtable meetings with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to discuss issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

The American Legion’s Economic Division will host a job fair for veterans, a homeless veterans workshop and a small business development workshop in late February and early March in Washington.

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Partners for God and Country

The first national youth activity recognized by The American Legion, Scouting celebrates its centennial.

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Porous at the Ports

Security at America’s entry points has been a national-security focus since 9/11.
With no major incidents to report, have we been good or just lucky?

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'For Love of Liberty'

'For Love of Liberty'

New PBS documentary chronicles the military contributions of black Americans, from Crispus Attucks to those engaged in today's war on terrorism.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approves comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and strengthen VA health care.

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Legion to weigh in on key issues

Legion to weigh in on key issues

At least four either Senate or House Veterans Affairs' Committee meetings will include verbal testimony from The American Legion in the next few weeks. Invitations to other hearings could come.

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Legion takes part in VSO roundtable

Legion takes part in VSO roundtable

Quality of health care for veterans living in rural areas the topic of forum organized by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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Legion baseball e-newsletter makes its debut

Legion baseball e-newsletter makes its debut

The Dugout hit more than 500 coaches e-mail inboxes during its debut with the latest baseball news and updates.

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Voicing a commitment to veterans

Voicing a commitment to veterans

Obama calls for America to give its servicemembers 'our full support,' one day after White House staff met with Legion representatives to hear advice on ways to get returning veterans back into the job market.

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Legion shares views on seamless transition

Legion shares views on seamless transition

Deputy VA&R director testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the problems facing servicemembers moving into civilian life.

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Hill praises military family budget hike

Hill praises military family budget hike

President Obama's plan to raise funding for military families to a record $8.8 billion in 2011 is applauded, but the Legion is calling for a continued commitment to U.S. troops and their loved ones.

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Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.

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Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Former MLB star and Legion Baseball World Series commentator Luis Gonzalez sits down with The American Legion for a question-and-answer session.

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Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Brendan Marrocco's father has established the Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust to raise money to cover Brendan's housing needs when the severely injured soldier is discharged from Walter Reed.

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VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

To help clean up the claims backlog left over from first-semester Post-9/11 GI Bill users, VA is planning to enhance the way it processes claims.

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Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

The Eight and Forty Scholarship offers $3,000 in aid to registered nurses desiring career advancement.

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Hill launches market-penetration awards

Hill launches market-penetration awards

Two departments will be honored for improving the Legion's market penetration while hitting 95 percent of their membership goal by a May target date.

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From haberdasher to high office

From haberdasher to high office

While serving as president of the United States, Harry Truman never left behind his passion for The American Legion, an organization he helped grow.

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VA reaches out to second-semester students

VA reaches out to second-semester students

In an effort to meet its Feb. 1 processing goal for GI Bill payments, VA says it is trying to work together with student veterans and school officials.

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Youth support troops with cards

Youth support troops with cards

After visiting schools in Grand Haven, Mich., Charles A. Conklin Post 28 vice commander David MacKellar wanted area youth to support our troops overseas. The holiday season created the perfect opportunity.

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