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Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

The bill H.R. 216 would require long-range planning and budgeting strategies from VA.

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Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

The American Legion is currently reviewing the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's comprehensive report.

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Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans Evaluation Services has been contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform Compensation & Pension exams.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Tickets remain for this year's Tree Town Festival

Tickets remain for this year's Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts performing at four-day festival in Iowa; Legion service officers on hand while Legion is the event's official charity.

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

Many of the 175 veterans who came looking for help at the Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Bay Pines, Fla., left feeling much better about their situation – and some got some immediate relief.

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'This gave me hope'

'This gave me hope'

Nearly 90 veterans come to first day of Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Florida.

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Legion questions Philadelphia VA's new incentives

In addition to a bonus system already in place, VA's regional office in Philadelphia is adding food and cash to worker incentives.

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Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Dozens of veterans come to Post 273 in Madeira Beach, Fla., to praise, question Department of Veterans Affairs health care.

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Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Florida

Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Florida

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a Veterans Benefits Center next week in the Tampa area for veterans and family members.

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Casualties of care

Inadequate VA staffing, surges in patient numbers and appointment cover-ups blamed for preventable deaths and national demands for accountability.

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A month of hours

When a veteran couple fell on hard times, The American Legion and The Home Depot teamed up to help complete their home.

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The road to restored trust with VA

Our loyalty is to veterans first, and our obligation is to ensure that the federal government is fulfilling its duty to help them.

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Legion opposes cuts to military compensation, benefits

Legion opposes cuts to military compensation, benefits

The White House and Pentagon support military benefit cuts in an effort to curb growing costs amidst constant budget cuts.

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Legion: VA getting message on employee accountability

Legion: VA getting message on employee accountability

The department has a long way to go in regaining the trust of America's veterans, but at least the journey has begun.

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Legion: VA director’s overdue firing applauded

Legion: VA director’s overdue firing applauded

American Legion national commander says one dismissal in Phoenix does not restore accountability, but it’s a start.

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I Am The American Legion - Bill Czmyr

"Veterans need a place to live."

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Mystery in Hot Springs

Veterans are baffled – and furious – as VA prepares to abandon a medical center that serves three states.

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McDonald reports on VA reforms

McDonald reports on VA reforms

VA Secretary focuses on access and accountability at a recent briefing.

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Legion's outreach spreads throughout Los Angeles

Legion's outreach spreads throughout Los Angeles

At the Veterans Benefits Center in Inglewood, Calif., veterans and their families received help with PTSD claims, burial benefits and much more.

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Legion shifts gears in southern California outreach

Legion shifts gears in southern California outreach

  The Legion’s Veterans Benefits Center has moved from Long Beach to Inglewood in an effort to reach more area veterans.

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California vets air concerns at Legion town hall

California vets air concerns at Legion town hall

Benefits event in Long Beach to continue helping veterans through Thursday.

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Legion to connect with vets in Los Angeles area

Legion to connect with vets in Los Angeles area

A town hall meeting and Veterans Outreach Center are planned in Long Beach, Calif.

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'I am grateful for The American Legion'

'I am grateful for The American Legion'

More than 390 veterans get help at the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in Washington, D.C.

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A better environment for veterans

A better environment for veterans

Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Chairman Ralph Bozella reflects on the success of the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Centers, the future of outreach centers.

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One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

Nearly 200 veterans get help in the first two days of the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in D.C.

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Legion, Loudoun County support local veterans

Legion, Loudoun County support local veterans

Legion posts and the Loudoun County government in northern Virginia honor and reach out to veterans at the “Salute to Military, Veterans and Families” event.

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Legion gives D.C. veterans a voice

Legion gives D.C. veterans a voice

Legion town hall meeting empowers veterans to speak up about their experiences with the DC VA Medical Center.

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