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The road to restored trust with VA

Our loyalty is to veterans first, and our obligation is to ensure that the federal government is fulfilling its duty to help them.

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A month of hours

When a veteran couple fell on hard times, The American Legion and The Home Depot teamed up to help complete their home.

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Casualties of care

Inadequate VA staffing, surges in patient numbers and appointment cover-ups blamed for preventable deaths and national demands for accountability.

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Work resumes on Aurora VA hospital

Work resumes on Aurora VA hospital

VA does the right thing, but only after legal action halted construction on one of its new hospitals.

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Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Tampa

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a Veterans Benefits Center for veterans and family members on Jan. 12-15.

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Suicide prevention legislation now law

Suicide prevention legislation now law

Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act requires all members of the U.S. military to receive annual mental health assessments beginning in 2015.

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VA construction delays in Colorado must end

VA construction delays in Colorado must end

A breach-of-contract ruling against VA has brought the hospital project to a standstill

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Legion: VA getting message on employee accountability

Legion: VA getting message on employee accountability

The department has a long way to go in regaining the trust of America's veterans, but at least the journey has begun.

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Mystery in Hot Springs

Veterans are baffled – and furious – as VA prepares to abandon a medical center that serves three states.

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I Am The American Legion - Bill Czmyr

"Veterans need a place to live."

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Legion: VA director’s overdue firing applauded

Legion: VA director’s overdue firing applauded

American Legion national commander says one dismissal in Phoenix does not restore accountability, but it’s a start.

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Legion-supported House bills focus on mental health

Legion-supported House bills focus on mental health

The pending legislation would provide more resources for evaluating complementary and alternative medical treatments.

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Veterans Choice Card is not a free pass

Veterans Choice Card is not a free pass

Eligible veterans can now choose between VA or private health care, if wait times are too long or distance is an issue, but that choice has limits.

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Legion advocacy is VA’s best medicine

The Legion is dedicated to solving the problem and helping restore trust, two goals we believe can be attained.

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Legion: Get Tahmooressi the help he needs

Legion: Get Tahmooressi the help he needs

Now that retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooress has been released from jail, National Commander Helm is calling for immediate treatment of the veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder.

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California vets air concerns at Legion town hall

California vets air concerns at Legion town hall

Benefits event in Long Beach to continue helping veterans through Thursday.

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Legion to connect with vets in Los Angeles area

Legion to connect with vets in Los Angeles area

A town hall meeting and Veterans Outreach Center are planned in Long Beach, Calif.

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Legion wants Butler VA project to move forward

Legion wants Butler VA project to move forward

VA likely won't award a contract to complete the facility until next year.

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Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Brodeur family honored in Washington for its dedication and commitment as caregivers to their son Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, an Iraq veteran.

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'I am grateful for The American Legion'

'I am grateful for The American Legion'

More than 390 veterans get help at the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in Washington, D.C.

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One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

Nearly 200 veterans get help in the first two days of the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in D.C.

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A better environment for veterans

A better environment for veterans

Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Chairman Ralph Bozella reflects on the success of the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Centers, the future of outreach centers.

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Legion gives D.C. veterans a voice

Legion gives D.C. veterans a voice

Legion town hall meeting empowers veterans to speak up about their experiences with the DC VA Medical Center.

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Helm to McDonald: A strong VA is 'essential'

Helm to McDonald: A strong VA is 'essential'

American Legion National Commander Mike Helm spoke with the VA secretary on moving forward together to improve the timely delivery of health care to veterans.

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'They've given me hope'

'They've given me hope'

87 veterans visit Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Medford, Ore., in another successful outreach effort.

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Legion provides much-needed venue for Oregon veterans

Legion provides much-needed venue for Oregon veterans

Access, customer service and other issues with VA come up during Legion town hall meeting in White City.

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Loudoun County, Legion reach out to local veterans

Legionnaire organizers founded 'Salute to Military' to assist veterans with the benefits process and provide information about the VA.

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Legion veterans outreach center set for D.C.

Legion veterans outreach center set for D.C.

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

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Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

National commander: ‘We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence.'

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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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