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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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More than $50,000 raised for COP Keating

More than $50,000 raised for COP Keating

Burn Pit visitors proved they cared, donating cash to help replace soldiers’ personal belongings lost in Afghanistan attack.

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New Web site for wounded warriors

New Web site for wounded warriors

Impaired servicemembers now have an online directory to help them and their families.

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One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

 One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

Upon returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq, 3,000 soldiers of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Heavy Combat Team participated in a streamlined demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis., helped by Legionnaires fr

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Soldier's legacy lives

Kick For Nick program preserves soldier's memory.

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Miss America 2009 praises troops, Legion

Miss America 2009 praises troops, Legion

Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, stopped by The American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis recently to talk about her visit to U.S. troops in Germany.

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Indiana posts host Blue Star Salute

Legionnaires in central Indiana hosted the annual Blue Star Salute at O’Reilly Raceway Park on May 16.

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Road 2 Recovery rolls across Texas

The American Legion Auxiliary of Texas made sure Road 2 Recovery riders were taken care of at all their nightly rest stops, and managed fundraising, publicity, meals and special events.

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Community Covenant reaches out to troops

The American Legion has endorsed the nationwide Community Covenant program, which fosters effective state and local partnerships that improve the quality of life for U.S. servicemembers and their families.

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Q & A with Ben Stein

Q & A with Ben Stein

Honored with the National Commander's Public Relations Award during The American Legion's Washington Conference in March, Stein spoke with The American Legion Magazine about his beliefs.

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