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Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

'Great strides were made,' says one veteran who received help in Memphis from American Legion and VA staff.

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COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

The measure would establish a commission to examine complementary and alternative medicines.

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Memphis VBC renews hope for local veterans

Memphis VBC renews hope for local veterans

Legion and VA working together to resolve delayed claims, unfulfilled benefits and other related problems for veterans in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

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MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

VA Secretary Robert McDonald says new committee will help his department put veterans first.

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Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

The Georgia Legionnaire served veterans for more than six decades.

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Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

VA staff addressed concerns, offered solutions to patients' problems with appointments, claims and more at Legion-led forum; Veterans Benefits Center starts today.

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VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

Working together, North Carolina American Legion and VA benefits staff changing lives, ending frustrations.

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Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Clinics in Mayaguez and Ponce were shut down by a minor technicality in VA policy.

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North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

In three days, the Department of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center delivered nearly $600,000 in retroactive, overdue VA benefits.

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Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

National Commander Helm responds to Department of Veterans Inspector General report substantiating gross mismanagement, negligence and misconduct at Philly Regional Office.

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Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Organization will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a three-day Veterans Benefits Center as part of its veterans outreach program nationwide.

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VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs officials will hear concerns raised by veterans at recent Legion-sponsored town hall.

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'The best thing since iced tea'

'The best thing since iced tea'

Day 1 of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center brings life-changing help to several veterans.

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San Juan VA center faces funding challenges

San Juan VA center faces funding challenges

With electricity costs three times greater than in the United States, the San Juan hospital often has budget overruns.

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VA’s ‘no choice’ health care in Puerto Rico

VA’s ‘no choice’ health care in Puerto Rico

Veterans living on the island are being told they are ineligible for Choice Card options.

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North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

North Carolina taking VA help to veterans

The American Legion Department of North Carolina will conduct a Veterans Benefits Action Center in Asheville, April 8-10.

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A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

A night on Skid Row with LA's homeless veterans

American Legion-led team delivers assistance, care packages and hope for veterans on the streets.

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Legion town hall meeting set for San Juan

Legion town hall meeting set for San Juan

Legion staff will also visit three VA medical facilities in Puerto Rico.

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Commander applauds Senate for clarifying '40-mile rule'

Commander applauds Senate for clarifying '40-mile rule'

Commander praises Senate for unanimous passage of amendment, calls on House to do the same.

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Legion survey finds flaws in Choice Card program

Legion survey finds flaws in Choice Card program

Access and eligibility issues hamper many veterans from using VA's program.

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Legion: Use 'common sense’ in Choice Card program

Legion: Use 'common sense’ in Choice Card program

VA has fixed the 40-mile rule, now it needs to send patients to medical facilities that can help them.

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LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

Local, state and national American Legion representatives, along with VA officials, vow to address problems for Los Angeles veterans.

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Correction: L.A. regional office wrongly named for claims problems

Correction: L.A. regional office wrongly named for claims problems

Flyer announcing town hall meeting retracted by American Legion National Headquarters.

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Legion benefits center brings hope to Philadelphia vets

Legion benefits center brings hope to Philadelphia vets

American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs team up to assist 237 veterans over three days in Philadelphia.

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‘Coming here was a godsend for me’

‘Coming here was a godsend for me’

Nearly 100 seek help during the first two days of the Legion’s Veterans Benefits Center in Philadelphia.  

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Praise, concerns voiced about Pennsylvania VA

Praise, concerns voiced about Pennsylvania VA

Veterans share personal issues but also express satisfication with VA during a Legion town hall meeting in Philadelphia.

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Legion town hall set for Los Angeles

Legion town hall set for Los Angeles

A Legion team of experts is responding to reports of serious delays in scheduling medical appointments for veterans.

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Legion participates in Obama roundtable

Legion participates in Obama roundtable

President discussed VA health care with Legion, other stakeholders.

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Statement on VA employee's e-mail mocking patients

National Commander: Veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD should not be held up to ridicule.

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Legion reaching out to Philadelphia veterans

Legion reaching out to Philadelphia veterans

A March 16 town hall meeting for veterans will be followed by a three-day Veterans Benefits Center.

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