« View all headlines
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.
Read story - 13 comments
Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.
Read story - 1 comment
Legion leaders tour facility that helps veterans on the road to permanent housing.
Read story - 0 comments
VA secretary tells Legion his agency's massive backlog of undecided benefits claims is one of his top three priorities for 2011.
Read story - 3 comments
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.
Michael Walcoff expects 190,000 more claims the first year after new Agent Orange regulations go into effect.
National staff on hand to address questions specifically concerning veterans issues, discuss Legion programs, membership.
Denise Williams, assistant director for health policy, attends Fourth National Conference on Women, Addiction and Recovery.
Regional benefits office the site of pilot program that will initially focus on compensation benefits.
Shinseki vows to get America’s veterans off the streets within five years. Even the homeless aren’t sure it can be done.
D.C. office's executive director joins White House discussion of veterans affairs and employment issues
Read story - 4 comments
Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd
Money to fund three new research projects that focus on testing or developing new treatments for illnesses affecting veterans who served in the Gulf War from 1990-1991.
Read story - 5 comments
Legion deputy director delivers recommendations for enhanced suicide-prevention efforts for DoD, VA, during congressional subcommittee hearing.
Director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division says more training, oversight needed at VA facilities to avoid St. Louis failures.
Legion’s deputy director of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division argues that PTSD veterans should be granted disability.
Streamlined claims process published in Federal Register, go into effect Tuesday.
Read story - 6 comments
VA&R, Public Relations staff collaborate on ways to enhance outreach efforts through radio, television PSAs.
Legion welcomes new regulations but urges VA to allow private practitioners to diagnose, treat condition.
Legion is recommending further improvements to the Rating and Processing Individual's Disability Claims Act.
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.
Legion takes part in meeting with VA's Washington Regional Office, where plan is to hire or promote 20 new rating specialists.
More than 1,800 veterans may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis viruses because dental equipment was not properly cleaned at John Cochran VAMC.
During recent meeting with Legion, the National Cemetery Administration reported that veterans comprise 71.5 percent of its workforce.
Congressional testimony on VA's emergency preparedness, working with other VSOs among many recent activities by D.C. staff.
VA is offering the medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers for veterans who died on or after Nov. 1, 1990.
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.
Ground broken for VAMC construction project that will replace hospital nearly destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.
PNC William Detweiler, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki among those scheduled to attend event; completion of project scheduled for late 2013.