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'The Happiest Place on Earth'

'The Happiest Place on Earth'

Near-freezing temperatures can't keep veterans, their families from spending a special Christmas celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends.

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TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

TBI, PTS screening at Road to Recovery

Quick, convenient and confidential online process for assessing risk of 'invisible wounds' outlined to Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans and their families.

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A normal reaction to the abnormal

A normal reaction to the abnormal

Former undercover New Jersey State Trooper shares his PTS experiences, encourages peer counseling during Road to Recovery.

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'Keep these alliances together'

'Keep these alliances together'

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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Doing what he can for America's military

Doing what he can for America's military

Since 2003, actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band have performed for U.S. servicemembers and veterans across the country.

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Coming together for homeless veterans

Coming together for homeless veterans

American Legion among hundreds of attendees at forum in Washington that highlights ‘best practices’ for VA’s 5-year plan to eradicate the problem.

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The Federal Hiring Gauntlet

Veterans face roadblocks to getting jobs with the government they defended.

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Legion receives VBA updates

Legion receives VBA updates

Two pilot initiatives aimed at speeding up claims process; Legionnaires asked for feedback on both programs.

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VA spending concerns Pennsylvania Legion

VA spending concerns Pennsylvania Legion

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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Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion: Prudential accounts 'dishonest'

Legion requests permission to file amicus brief in support of Lucey v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America.

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VA begins Agent Orange payments

VA begins Agent Orange payments

Funds distributed to Vietnam veterans qualifying for compensation under recent presumption changes; Legion lobbied for and applauded the changes.

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Cause and Effect

The Millennium Cohort Study focuses on the long-term health-care consequences of deployment.

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Legion following burn pit issue

Legion following burn pit issue

Legion rep attends meeting where environmental hazards affecting U.S. servicemembers are discussed.

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Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legion seeking suicide prevention input

Legionnaires and posts that are involved in suicide-prevention programs are urged to contact the Legion’s Washington office.

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Homeless female vets on Oprah today

Homeless female vets on Oprah today

‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ will be devoted to homeless female veterans today. Check local listings in your area for time.

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Legion attends caregiver focus group

Legion attends caregiver focus group

Organization provides feedback, suggestions for caregiver legislation implementation process.

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Polytrauma rehab facility opens in D.C.

Polytrauma rehab facility opens in D.C.

Independence Way rehabilitation facility at VAMC in nation’s capitol will prepare severly disabled veterans for reintegration into society.

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Improperly billed? Contact the Legion

Improperly billed? Contact the Legion

The American Legion is collecting cases of veterans whose third-party insurances were improperly billed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Legion looking into neglect, abuse cases

Legion looking into neglect, abuse cases

Organization is conducting informal investigation of state veterans homes, VA community living centers.

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Bringing back the gold standard

Bringing back the gold standard

Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.

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Fiscal reform meeting monitored by Legion

VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Final Gulf War regulation published

Final Gulf War regulation published

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.

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A system worth saving, 2010 edition

A system worth saving, 2010 edition

American Legion delivers annual report on 32 VA medical facilities to members of Congress.

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COLA rumors cleared up

COLA rumors cleared up

A mix of factual and incorrect information being circulated about disabled veterans’ benefits.

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Foundation setting up military, vet program

Foundation setting up military, vet program

Legion rep meets with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation personnel to discuss treatments for spinal cord injuries.

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Legion gets look at VA pilot program

VA&R director attends briefing on disability benefits questionnaire designed to streamline claims process.

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Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, VA secretary defends decision to add three more illnesses to presumptive list.

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Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

American Legion seeking veterans who had to re-enroll in VA after getting health-care treatment at another VA facility.

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VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA says it will continues to ensure and protect Servicemembers', Survivors' Life Insurance benefits administered by Prudential.

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Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

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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