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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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Tying a 'Yellow Ribbon' around the world

With one song, Tony Orlando delivered a message of hope that has become a global anthem.

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New Legion reps help troops in transition

New Legion reps help troops in transition

On-base offices give Legion staff opportunity to help troops through the medical discharge and disability evaluation process or ‘whatever a servicemember needs.'

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Legion featured on Reconnect America site

Legion featured on Reconnect America site

Web site highlights various organizations that support U.S. servicemembers.

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4TROOPS: We've been there

Quartet of combat veterans to perform in free concert at national convention.

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'A prayer answered'

Before his death, Jerry Seffens inspired his Missouri post to donate $50,000 to build a Fisher House.

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Event honors Blue Star families

Event honors Blue Star families

More than 150 Blue Star Banners are presented during Fifth Annual Indiana Blue Star Salute.

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Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

One of the nation's biggest tributes to military families to feature Legion Riders convoy, music by Michael Peterson, sky-diving and cheerleaders.

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A week of memories

A week of memories

American Legion Post 2001 and New York City open their arms and hearts to thousands of Navy, Marine and Coast Guard personnel during annual Fleet Week.

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Germany, Kosovo, Italy and Normandy

Germany, Kosovo, Italy and Normandy

Following Memorial Day commemoration among troops stationed in the Balkans, Hill and Navarreté to lay wreaths in honor of D-Day’s 66th anniversary.

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The Seeds of a New Afghanistan Part II: Small Dollars, Big Impact

An Indiana National Guard team of farmer-soldiers opts for a long view of development in Afghanistan.

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Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legion blogger Mark Seavey follows the competition and talks with the father of one of the competitors. Both are Legionnaires.

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Follow the action at the Warrior Games

Follow the action at the Warrior Games

American Legion New Media Manager Mark Seavey will be blogging from the games at the Burn Pit.

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