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Tips for writing an effective LinkedIn profile

Tips for writing an effective LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the popular networking site for professionals, is often used wrongly. Avoid the pitfalls that so many others fall into.

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Top seven jobs for retirees

Top seven jobs for retirees

The job market can actually be favorable to retiree veterans looking to supplement their income. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.

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Cover letters FAQs

Cover letters FAQs

Should you always include a cover letter even if not requested? Should each cover letter be customized? What should cover letters include?

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2014 Fall Meetings resolutions available

2014 Fall Meetings resolutions available

During The American Legion's Fall Meetings in early October, 30 resolutions were passed.

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Legion College to host its largest class

Legion College to host its largest class

From Oct. 26-31, 57 Legionnaires will have an opportunity to learn about the Legion’s core values, programs and leadership roles.

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VA still 'marching forward' on homelessness goal

VA still 'marching forward' on homelessness goal

George Basher, chairman for VA's Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans, says ending veterans homelessness remains a top VA priority.

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A 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'

A 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity'

Legion Baseball champs from Brooklawn Post 72 honored on field before Game 2 of MLB's World Series.

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Your job interview is a 'two-way street'

Your job interview is a 'two-way street'

A successful job interview requires you to interview your interviewers as much as they are interviewing you.

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Approaching the job search as an older vet

Approaching the job search as an older vet

Concerned that your age is keeping you from finding employment? There's plenty you can do to minimize that and even make your age an asset.

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Hiring Our Heroes gears up for monthly virtual job fair

Virtual Job Scout connects veterans, transitioning servicemembers and spouses with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies and other businesses.

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Back at the World Series

Back at the World Series

Brooklawn, N.J., Post 72 back at Major League Baseball's Fall Classic after another Legion Baseball World Series title.

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World Series champs to be honored by MLB

World Series champs to be honored by MLB

Brooklawn, N.J., the back-to-back Legion World Series champs, are in Kansas City for Games 1 & 2 of Major League Baseball's World Series, will be honored on field before Game 2.

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Legion wants Butler VA project to move forward

Legion wants Butler VA project to move forward

VA likely won't award a contract to complete the facility until next year.

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Legion Commander responds to Washington Times article

Washington Times writer calls the Legion "unwelcoming" and that younger veterans are "bypassing the American Legion for service."

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USAA executive influenced by Legion in his youth

USAA executive influenced by Legion in his youth

CEO-elect Stuart Parker expresses gratitude, commitment to the National Executive Committee during fall meetings.

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2014 national history contest winners announced

2014 national history contest winners announced

More than 40 entries span four categories.

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Kansas City Royals player earns Legion Baseball honor

Kansas City Royals player earns Legion Baseball honor

American Legion names Alex Gordon its 2015 Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year.

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Kaiserslautern post part of POW/MIA ceremony

Kaiserslautern post part of POW/MIA ceremony

Multiple veterans groups represented.

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Nine students receive $20,000 Samsung Scholarship

Nine students receive $20,000 Samsung Scholarship

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for Boys State and Girls State attendees and is used toward undergraduate studies.

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Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

National commander challenges NECmen present at the first session of Fall Meetings to "stoke the fires" of posts in their local communities.

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School Award Medal Program for youth

School Award Medal Program for youth

American Legion posts are encouraged to recognize boys and girls who demonstrate quality character and good citizenship.

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CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

The Legion's Child Welfare Foundation awarded 18 nonprofit organizations with grants to benefit their mission of supporting children and youth.

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The anonymous war against ISIS

The anonymous war against ISIS

Despite a $1 billion price tag and commitment of significant military resources, the mission against ISIS is still, puzzlingly, unnamed.

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Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Veterans have service-learned skills and experience that can set them apart from ciivilian applicants in these five careers.

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Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Brodeur family honored in Washington for its dedication and commitment as caregivers to their son Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, an Iraq veteran.

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Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion says veterans preference needs to remain in place to help veterans compete with civilians in the job market.

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Teach For America wants to enlist veterans

Teaching certification organization is looking for veterans and servicemembers who wish to continue serving their country as educators to low-income students.

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Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

National commander and National Executive Committee to review commission reports, discuss Legion priorities and vote on resolutions.

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National Security report - 10/3/14

Week ending 10/3/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Gold Brigade spotlight: Edward Castillo of California

Gold Brigade spotlight: Edward Castillo of California

Edward Castillo of Post 68 in Hayward, Calif., recruited 51 new members into the Legion in 2014.

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