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de Planque takes part in radio interview

de Planque takes part in radio interview

Legion’s deputy director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division argues that PTSD veterans should be granted disability.

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Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Legion pleased with new PTSD regulations

Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.

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Reaching out to women veterans

Reaching out to women veterans

VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.

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PTSD claims process being simplified

PTSD claims process being simplified

Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.

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Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion: RAPID needs improvement

Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.

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Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Senate urged to pass Gold Star parents bill

Leaders of The American Legion are urging members of the Senate to pass legislation that would benefit the elderly parents of servicemembers who died on active duty.

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VA looking at restructuring office

VA looking at restructuring office

Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.

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Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

Legion outraged at St. Louis negligence

More than 1,800 veterans may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis viruses because dental equipment was not properly cleaned at John Cochran VAMC.

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NCA delivering on veterans' preference

NCA delivering on veterans' preference

During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.

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Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Legion VA&R staff stays busy

Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.

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Bronze medallions available for headstones

Bronze medallions available for headstones

VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.

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The spirit of a city

The spirit of a city

Past National Commander Bill Detweiler, a New Orleans resident, says the new VAMC that is being built is an example of his city's rebirth after Katrina.

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A 'historic day' for New Orleans

A 'historic day' for New Orleans

Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

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New Orleans VAMC to break ground

New Orleans VAMC to break ground

PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.

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Vet Centers making a difference

Vet Centers making a difference

Since 1979, Vet Centers have promoted the philosophy of "veterans helping veterans"

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'System Worth Saving' visits D.C. VA center

'System Worth Saving' visits D.C. VA center

Legion National Task Force Member, Tom Mullon, and Allison Murphy, Legion National Field Service Representative, are conducting a site review of the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center.

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Legion: VBA must improve work quality

Legion: VBA must improve work quality

The American Legion told Congress on Tuesday that 'there are clearly areas for improvement' in the way VBA processes disability claims for veterans.

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Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

Legion takes part in 'Welcome Home'

D.C. office staffers provide information on VA benefits during day set aside to honor, help combat veterans and active-duty military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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A need to be part of the process

A need to be part of the process

Legion staffer, PNC Conley attend briefing on VA pilot program for case management of claims.

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VA announces homeless veterans hotline

VA announces homeless veterans hotline

New telephone line will provide emergency support, resources to homeless veterans.

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Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion will provide service officers to the base three days a week, starting in June.

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Healthy in an unhealthy market

Healthy in an unhealthy market

While America has been suffering through an unprecedented crisis in housing loan defaults, the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program has remained in good shape.

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Legion takes part in VA forum

Legion takes part in VA forum

Electronic claims processing, Post 9-11 GI Bill enrollment problems among issues discussed during quarterly meeting.

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Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.

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Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.

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VA meets on disability compensation

VA meets on disability compensation

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.

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Covering a lot of ground with VA

Covering a lot of ground with VA

New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.

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Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

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Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

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After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

After Legion testimony, VBA plans changes

Four days after Legion testimony about VA's work-credit system for processing disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Administration announced it will take steps to improve its claims staff's work.

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