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Bringing a veteran's perspective to the table

Bringing a veteran's perspective to the table

Past National Commander David K. Rehbein discusses the Recovering Warrior Task Force’s 4-year mission.

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Films with meaning

Films with meaning

More than 30 screenings are taking place at the Fifth Annual GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Six Seconds to Live

When others ran, two young Marines went out fighting. Others like them stand watch for America every day.

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Unexpected Friends

Gold Star Mothers reach out to the women of Iraq.

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Budget debate shouldn’t affect troops’ pay

Budget debate shouldn’t affect troops’ pay

National commander: That a government shutdown could cause U.S. servicemembers to go without pay is unacceptable

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A tribute to fallen military medical personnel

A tribute to fallen military medical personnel

Legion volunteers assist in Arlington for a tribute to the OEF/OIF heroes who have died caring for their comrades.

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'If the World Falls Apart'

For his actions in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta
is the first living person since Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor.

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Colorado hosts enlistment ceremony

Colorado hosts enlistment ceremony

More than 130 enlistees take the oath of enlistment during the Department of Colorado’s mid-winter conference.

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Legion lauds White House families focus

Legion lauds White House families focus

Several government partnerships are designed to expand capacity and quality of military family services.

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Legion: Review military lending practices

Legion: Review military lending practices

National commander calls upon all U.S. financial institutions that handle mortgages for military families to vet their compliance with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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'Call your local American Legion post'

'Call your local American Legion post'

High-level Pentagon advisor praises Legion’s troop-support efforts during meeting with organization staff, volunteers.

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Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Through music, jokes and more, Michael Peterson brought smiles to troops as they spent the 2010 holiday season away from home.

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Opening your doors to the military

Opening your doors to the military

If your post has a nearby military unit that it works with regularly, sponsoring events and activities for the unit, The American Legion wants to know. Contact us.

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The Big Benning Theory

The merger of the Army's Armor and Infantry schools create the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

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'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

The American Legion and a Christian church shipped 57 bears to children of deployed troops.

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Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

For the fourth time in 2010, Michael Peterson will be in Iraq visiting troops. But before leaving, Peterson sent The American Legion family a special holiday greeting.

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Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

160 veterans receive $500 checks through Legion from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

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Tailgating for the troops

Tailgating for the troops

Football fans raise funds to buy Internet service for Guardsmen in Afghanistan.

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Legion joins Coalition to honor veterans

Legion joins Coalition to honor veterans

Road to Recovery at Walt Disney World will host many veterans severely wounded in Iraq, Afghanistan.

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Forward March

Legionnaire’s drill team gives homeless veterans pride and purpose.

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The Demob Detail

Three-deployment chaplain helps troops through the most difficult transition of all: coming home.

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Wounded warriors get early Thanksgiving

Wounded warriors get early Thanksgiving

The American Legion distributed $60 gift checks to 2,000 wounded warriors, thanks to Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes ample generosity.

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Legion gives GPS units to wounded warrior centers

Legion gives GPS units to wounded warrior centers

The Legion has donated 10 GPS devices to Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center to be used by families who are visiting patients there.

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Redskins invite military to their stadium

Redskins invite military to their stadium

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Washington Redskins will hold a health screening and education session at FedExField for veterans and active military on Nov. 13.

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Legion appears on 'Fox & Friends'

On the morning of Veterans Day, representatives from The American Legion appeared on the television program "Fox & Friends," along with employees from Sears and Kmart to promote the Heroes at Home Wish Registry.

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Budweiser, Legion to host vets at pro-sports events

In celebration of Veterans Day, Budweiser is joining the USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion to host veterans at NFL, NBA and NHL games from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15.

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4TROOPS tours Legion headquarters

4TROOPS tours Legion headquarters

The patriotic music group rolled into Indianapolis on Tuesday and made American Legion National Headquarters their first stop.

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New tax status for Blue Star Salute

New tax status for Blue Star Salute

Annual Indiana-based event honoring military families looks to continue growing now with 501c3 nonprofit designation.

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Legion wins fight for Gold Star parents' rights

Legion wins fight for Gold Star parents' rights

After a decades-long campaign by The American Legion, Senate clears legislation that will grant state veterans home care privileges to all Gold Star parents.

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Behind the Blue Star

Blue Star Families with loved ones at war live in a world of uncertainty, stress and, often, the purest form of patriotism.

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