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The Seeds of a New Afghanistan

A National Guard team deploys agricultural expertise in one of the world’s deadliest war zones.

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The power of The American Legion family

The American Legion family delivered a message in February. But we didn't speak. We roared.

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Florida posts foster community awareness

Florida posts foster community awareness

Post 129 in Jacksonville Beach signs Community Covenant with local mayors, veterans groups.

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Awash in support

Awash in support

Central Indiana youth come together to raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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A Soldier's Wish

A New Yorker who lost all four limbs in combat takes a positive attitude down the long road to independence. His first wish, to salute his fellow troops, was fulfilled with help from The American Legion.

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GI Film Festival sends a message

GI Film Festival sends a message

Fed up with the way the military was being portrayed in Hollywood, Brandon Millett and Laura Law-Millett did something about it.

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Networking vital for troops in transition

Networking vital for troops in transition

Washington Conference panel urges local communities to help returning servicemembers connect the dots at home.

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Urban warfare in a rural setting

Nestled in the small town of Butlerville, Ind., is the Army’s premier urban-warfare training center.

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21st Century Pinup Girl

21st Century Pinup Girl

Legion post gives wings to effort that has raised thousands of dollars for VA and DoD hospitals.

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Blue Star Salute delivers $11,000 to Legion

Blue Star Salute delivers $11,000 to Legion

The money awarded will help cover college costs for children of military personnel killed on or after 9/11.

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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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GPS for Troops seeking donations

GPS for Troops seeking donations

With 30,000 servicemembers set to deploy to Afghanistan, more GPS units with Middle East information are needed.

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'An overwhelming amount of support'

'An overwhelming amount of support'

An e-mail from Bravo Troop 3-61's sergeant first class tells what the COP Keating effort meant to the soldiers.

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Christmas in Afghanistan

Christmas in Afghanistan

More items through the Legion's COP Keating relief effort have made their way to the soldiers' hands.

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A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

Soldier Brendan Marrocco had just one wish after a bomb destroyed both of his legs and both of his arms: to stand and salute his unit after its return from deployment. See how he did it.

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'A smile and a laugh'

'A smile and a laugh'

Legacy fund spokesman Michael Peterson is entertaining troops in Iraq during the holidays.

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A Soldier's Wish: Part III

A Soldier's Wish: Part III

The Easter Phone Call

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A Soldier's Wish

A Soldier's Wish

An early Easter ambush changes Brendan Marrocco's life forever.

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A Wounded Soldier's Wish

A Wounded Soldier's Wish

Brendan Marrocco had a simple, straightforward goal: to walk by the time his combat infantry brigade returned home from Iraq.

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Legion takes part in DoD outreach program

Legion takes part in DoD outreach program

Last month, The American Legion took part in a Joint Interagency Strategic Working Group, which was organized by DoD’s Transition Assistance Program.

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Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington, Conn., has teamed with Computer Science Corp. to donate 44 laptops to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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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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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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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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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NYC Veterans Day parade expects 20,000

NYC Veterans Day parade expects 20,000

Department of New York Legionnaires will be well represented in Wednesday's 90th Anniversary Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

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COP Keating troops to receive $100,000

COP Keating troops to receive $100,000

Soldiers attacked by enemy forces at Command Outpost Keating in Afghanistan are reaping the benefits of an American Legion-inspired fundraising campaign.Watch Legionnaires shopping for COP Keating troops.

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Legion responds to Fort Hood tragedy

Legion responds to Fort Hood tragedy

American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill released the following statement concerning this afternoon’s shootings at Ft. Hood.

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Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

The 2009 class donated $512 to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Target matches COP Keating donations

Target matches COP Keating donations

The American Legion and Target Corporation have joined forces to donate $100,000 to U.S. soldiers who survived a deadly Taliban attack Oct. 3 at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan.

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