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Legion provides help to south Texas veterans

Legion provides help to south Texas veterans

Frustration turns to satisfaction for veterans who received one-on-one help with claims assistance, benefits, appointment scheduling and more.

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‘This is the way the process should be’

‘This is the way the process should be’

Veterans get help, straight answers during Honolulu Veterans Crisis Command Center.

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Veterans have mixed feelings about south Texas VA

Veterans have mixed feelings about south Texas VA

During an American Legion town hall meeting, veterans express frustration in delays and communication gaps. But others note improvement in overall care.

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Town hall meeting, veterans crisis center set for Oregon

Town hall meeting, veterans crisis center set for Oregon

Legion invites participation from local veterans who experienced delays in appointments and receiving benefits.

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Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

American Legion recommends that Congress pass a bill that would require VA to provide more specific information on the status of benefits claims and appeals in its online Monday Morning Workload Report.

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Honolulu crisis center making a difference

Honolulu crisis center making a difference

In two days, more than 60 veterans have received help at the Legion’s Veterans Crisis Command Center.

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Legion pushes for independent VA investigation

Legion pushes for independent VA investigation

American Legion believes having an independent authority investigate Phoenix VA Health Care System will lend more credibility to the findings.

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Access, outreach issues confront Hawaii veterans

Access, outreach issues confront Hawaii veterans

During a Legion town hall meeting in Honolulu, veterans air some frustrations with being able to get to VA facilities, hear about VA services in their area.

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Legion to help Texas veterans in need

Legion to help Texas veterans in need

A town hall meeting and crisis center for veterans will be held at American Legion Post 439 in La Feria.

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VA’s ‘Road to Victory’ needs ‘concrete accomplishments’

VA’s ‘Road to Victory’ needs ‘concrete accomplishments’

American Legion national commander says the plan’s goals need a meaningful ‘measuring stick.'

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Legion crisis center leaves lasting impression in Charlotte

Legion crisis center leaves lasting impression in Charlotte

The three-day American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Center in Charlotte, N.C., assisted 238 veterans and family members.

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Legion reaches out to veterans in Charlotte

Legion reaches out to veterans in Charlotte

During its national convention, The American Legion continues to help veterans with their health care and benefits.

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Sanders, Miller receive Legion's Patriot Award

Sanders, Miller receive Legion's Patriot Award

Both veterans advocates praised for their leadership in Congress during Department of Veterans Affairs scandal.

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McDonald: 'This is a critical moment for VA’

McDonald: 'This is a critical moment for VA’

The new VA secretary is guided by the words, ‘Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.’

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Veterans air concerns about VA benefits process

Veterans air concerns about VA benefits process

Area veterans express frustration over local VA services and lack of respect shown toward them during Legion town hall meeting in Charlotte.

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Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

A growing caseload and possible reduction in staffing could have an impact on the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Dellinger applauds Legionnaires for 'unparalleled' commitment

National commander said Legion needs to 'continue to seize the moment' in its dedication to veterans and their health-care needs.

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Betrayed

In West Los Angeles, VA is leasing property to private businesses as mentally disabled veterans languish in the streets.

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Legion to assist veterans in crisis during Charlotte convention

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up a veterans crisis center during its 96th National Convention

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Legion: Rural veterans need health care in Hot Springs, S.D.

Legion: Rural veterans need health care in Hot Springs, S.D.

Department of South Dakota commander testifies at a congressional field hearing on necessity of keeping VA care in area.

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President signs VA reform bill

President signs VA reform bill

National commander joins ceremony that will provide emergency funds for veterans trying to get medical appointments.

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'I appreciate the Legion doing this'

'I appreciate the Legion doing this'

More than 80 veterans in two days visit the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Shinnston, W.Va.

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The two sides to VA

The two sides to VA

Veterans at Legion town hall meeting in Clarksburg, W.Va., say the the 'health-care' side of VA is world-class, but the 'administrative side' is anything but.

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Legion crisis center helps Baltimore vets

Legion crisis center helps Baltimore vets

Legion and VA staff helped 143 veterans file claims, enroll in the health-care system and more.

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McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'

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Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.

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American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

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Arizona putting together veterans command center

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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