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Getting the word out

Getting the word out

Dozens of veterans get answers during Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Tomah, Wis.

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C-123 veterans awarded benefit eligibility

C-123 veterans awarded benefit eligibility

Air Force Reserve veterans will finally have opportunity to file Agent Orange disability compenesation claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Tomah VAMCs pros, cons shared at town hall meeting

Tomah VAMCs pros, cons shared at town hall meeting

Legion representatives hear from Wisconsin veterans using controversial VA facility.

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Faith, family and the bomb

Faith, family and the bomb

Leroy Supak has seen the ravages that cancer has had on his wife and daughter since he participated in the test exercise Upshot Badger 62 years ago.

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Veterans Benefits Center set for New Orleans

Veterans Benefits Center set for New Orleans

Post 175 will host a town hall meeting July 6, and a Veterans Benefit Center from July 7-9.

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Windows of opportunity

Know your Medicare deadlines, so you don’t end up with higher premiums or coverage gaps.

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Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Congressional meeting held at Washington office to address benefits access for veterans in Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

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Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

During recent testimony, a Legion representative noted how consolidation of Department of Veterans Affairs fiduciary programs are hampering advocacy efforts and limiting interaction betreen accredited representatives and the VA.

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American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

A town hall meeting and a three-day Veterans Benefits Center will be held in Tomah.

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Legion to Congress: Education, employment programs must consolidate

Legion to Congress: Education, employment programs must consolidate

Recent Legion testimony included recommendations to Congress to improve legislation by condensing veterans education and enployment programs and services.

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A 'good relationship' that's growing

A 'good relationship' that's growing

The American Legion enjoyed more great publicity during the Tree Town Music Festival, which was attended by thousands of fans.

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Legion presence growing at Tree Town

Legion presence growing at Tree Town

The opening of this year's four-day country music festival saw the debut of The American Legion Stage.

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Tree Town festival underway this weekend

Tree Town festival underway this weekend

Four-day country music festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday; The American Legion is the official charity and will have a stage at the event.

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New Jersey Legion providing jobs ... and much more

New Jersey Legion providing jobs ... and much more

Department of New Jersey's job fairs have provided employment to hundreds of veterans, and now are assisting with health, housing issues.

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Legion, VA conducting Twitter chat

Legion, VA conducting Twitter chat

The Legion and the Department of Veterans Affairs will team up May 20 for a Twitter chat on memorial benefits.

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Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

'Great strides were made,' says one veteran who received help in Memphis from American Legion and VA staff.

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VA changes 40-mile rule for Choice Card eligibility

VA changes 40-mile rule for Choice Card eligibility

Instead of measuring straight-line distance, a veteran’s actual driving mileage will be used.

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VA official updates Legionnaires on Denver VA project

VA official updates Legionnaires on Denver VA project

Sloan Gibson, VA deputy secretary, says construction on troubled VA facilityis about halfway completed, but its future is uncertain.

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MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

VA Secretary Robert McDonald says new committee will help his department put veterans first.

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Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

The Georgia Legionnaire served veterans for more than six decades.

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VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

Working together, North Carolina American Legion and VA benefits staff changing lives, ending frustrations.

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North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

In three days, the Department of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center delivered nearly $600,000 in retroactive, overdue VA benefits.

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Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

National Commander Helm responds to Department of Veterans Inspector General report substantiating gross mismanagement, negligence and misconduct at Philly Regional Office.

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Millions in revenue unaccounted for at West Los Angeles VA

Legion, veterans and advocates attend VA townhall meeting, demanding transparency and accounting of funds at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Organization will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a three-day Veterans Benefits Center as part of its veterans outreach program nationwide.

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VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs officials will hear concerns raised by veterans at recent Legion-sponsored town hall.

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'The best thing since iced tea'

'The best thing since iced tea'

Day 1 of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center brings life-changing help to several veterans.

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North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

The American Legion Department of North Carolina will conduct a Veterans Benefits Action Center in Asheville, April 8-10.

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A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

American Legion-led team delivers assistance, care packages and hope for veterans on the streets.

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Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

About one half of VA claims filed by veterans are informal, yet the department is no longer considering them.

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