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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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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.
Since 1979, Vet Centers have promoted the philosophy of "veterans helping veterans"
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.
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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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.
Legion staffer, PNC Conley attend briefing on VA pilot program for case management of claims.
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New telephone line will provide emergency support, resources to homeless veterans.
Legion will provide service officers to the base three days a week, starting in June.
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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Electronic claims processing, Post 9-11 GI Bill enrollment problems among issues discussed during quarterly meeting.
Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.
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The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.
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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New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.
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.
Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.
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.
Legion deputy director: VA must use ‘quality component' to reduce claims backlog.
Legion praises the legislation, but National Commander Clarence Hill urges lawmakers to ‘not forget' veterans of previous eras.
Institute of Medicine committee will compare Blue Water, Brown Water Vietnam veterans' exposure to herbicides.
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Legion staffers conduct week-long tutorial to service officers, providing a fundamental understanding of the claims process and tips to getting benefits for veterans.
Legion representative: VA must continue health studies on Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
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Family monthly premium rates will be reduced for all age groups by an average of 8 percent.
Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.
DoD office currently developing a Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database that it expects to be fully operational in one year.
VA&R assistant director Ian de Planque interviewed about the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog.
Legion representatives, other VSOs meet with Department of Veterans Affairs staffers to discuss potential solutions to the problem.