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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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Legion attends 'Time Out For Veteran's Health'

The American Legion's Washington office staff participated on Nov. 9 in "Time Out For Veteran's Health" - a free health concerns event for veterans conducted at FedExField.

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Habitat for Humanity partners with The American Legion

New Habitat ‘toolkit’ engages civilians and servicemembers.

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Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Following the Marine Corps’ 234th birthday uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony on the station parade field Nov. 6, two Marines earned another title – U.S. citizen.

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Boehner: National system could hurt VA

Boehner: National system could hurt VA

House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner says medical facilities for veterans and military personnel stand to suffer if a new national health-care system becomes law.

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Staff hits Washington Mall for outreach effort

American Legion VA&R staff spent Veterans Day on the Washington Mall, greeting veterans and handing out items.

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COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

The first batch of comfort items purchased through The American Legion's COP Keating Relief Fund reached their intended recipients on Friday.

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Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Advocates for forming the American Legion in 1919 called Gen. John J. Pershing one of their staunchest allies.

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Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Boy Scouts of America is encouraging all Scouts to support military men and women by sending letters and care packages to those serving overseas.

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Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

American Legion districts that surpass their Dec. 31, 2008, membership by 1 percent by Dec. 31 will receive a cash award.

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Three more diseases linked to Agent Orange

In early November, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged three more diseases as linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Care packages are a welcome treat for deployed servicemembers, especially when they are away from home during the holidays. Here are a few tips.

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Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

The Colchester, Vt., Cannons often participate in veterans-related events. This year, they'll send 20 care packages to military members serving overseas.

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Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Legion Riders will depart from Indianapolis on Aug. 22 and arrive Aug. 26 in Milwaukee, the site of the Legion’s 92nd National Convention.

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American, Canadian military veterans join hands

American, Canadian military veterans join hands

The Legionnaires who don purple berets and garrison caps are members of ANAVICUS, which is an offshoot of a historical Canadian veterans organization.

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Camo Quilts comfort troops

Camo Quilts comfort troops

Linda Wieck's Camo Quilt Project started in April 2006 when she made her son-in-law a quilt before he left for Iraq. To date, the volunteer project has sent 2,175 quilts to servicemembers headed overseas.

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Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Patrick Dunne, VA's Under Secretary for Benefits, has announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006.

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Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Commander Hill applauds the Senate for overwhelming support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009.

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'I'm here to help'

'I'm here to help'

Legionnaire making a difference.

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Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Through Operation Comfort Warriors, the Legion will donate 38 $100 gift cards to the men and women wounded during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.

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Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Respondents to an American Legion online poll last week were sharply divided about whether Purple Hearts should be issued to victims of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Several businesses will offer scooter rental during the 91st National Convention.

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VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs in place to reduce an alarming suicide rate among veterans.

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Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.

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Riders staying busy across the country

Riders staying busy across the country

Whether it's raising funds or providing toys for children, The American Legion Riders are making a difference wherever they ride.

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A Wounded Soldier's Wish

A Wounded Soldier's Wish

Severly injured, Army Spc. Brendan Marrocco's goal was to walk by the time his unit returned home. Beating unimaginable odds, he accomplished much more.

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