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Past National Commander Detweiler stresses the need for relationships among fellow veterans during opening sessions of sixth annual Road to Recovery.
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Funds distributed to Vietnam veterans qualifying for compensation under recent presumption changes; Legion lobbied for and applauded the changes.
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Legion requests permission to file amicus brief in support of Lucey v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America.
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Department of Veterans Affairs plans to spend nearly $1 million to customize an upscale office space and add an executive fitness center at facility.
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Two pilot initiatives aimed at speeding up claims process; Legionnaires asked for feedback on both programs.
Organization is conducting informal investigation of state veterans homes, VA community living centers.
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The American Legion is collecting cases of veterans whose third-party insurances were improperly billed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Independence Way rehabilitation facility at VAMC in nation’s capitol will prepare severly disabled veterans for reintegration into society.
‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ will be devoted to homeless female veterans today. Check local listings in your area for time.
Organization provides feedback, suggestions for caregiver legislation implementation process.
Legionnaires and posts that are involved in suicide-prevention programs are urged to contact the Legion’s Washington office.
Legion rep attends meeting where environmental hazards affecting U.S. servicemembers are discussed.
New regulation will make it easier for veterans to obtain VA health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia, including Iraq or Afghanistan.
Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.
VA says it will continues to ensure and protect Servicemembers', Survivors' Life Insurance benefits administered by Prudential.
American Legion seeking veterans who had to re-enroll in VA after getting health-care treatment at another VA facility.
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Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, VA secretary defends decision to add three more illnesses to presumptive list.
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VA&R director attends briefing on disability benefits questionnaire designed to streamline claims process.
Legion rep meets with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation personnel to discuss treatments for spinal cord injuries.
A mix of factual and incorrect information being circulated about disabled veterans’ benefits.
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American Legion delivers annual report on 32 VA medical facilities to members of Congress.
VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.
On Aug. 31, VA will officially expand the list of health problems that are presumed to be linked to Agent Orange and exposure to other herbicides.
VA secretary tells Legion his agency's massive backlog of undecided benefits claims is one of his top three priorities for 2011.
Legion leaders tour facility that helps veterans on the road to permanent housing.
Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.
New VA regulation adds three health conditions to the list of those presumed to have been caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
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Denise Williams, assistant director for health policy, attends Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.
National staff on hand to address questions specifically concerning veterans issues, discuss Legion programs, membership.