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Getting the word out

Getting the word out

Dozens of veterans get answers during Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Tomah, Wis.

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Legion pushes for alternative opioid treatments

Legion pushes for alternative opioid treatments

Following recent allegations in Tomah, Wisc., The American Legion is urging Congress to pass legislation that would benefit veterans receiving VA care and prescriptions.

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Commander to Washington: solve VA’s problem

Commander to Washington: solve VA’s problem

Legion chief says budget shortfall can’t stand in the way of veteran care.

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Tomah VAMCs pros, cons shared at town hall meeting

Tomah VAMCs pros, cons shared at town hall meeting

Legion representatives hear from Wisconsin veterans using controversial VA facility.

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Windows of opportunity

Know your Medicare deadlines, so you don’t end up with higher premiums or coverage gaps.

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The Cannabis Question

Some veterans say medical marijuana could reduce painkiller addictions and curb the suicide rate. Is it a crime or a cure?

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Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Congressional meeting held at Washington office to address benefits access for veterans in Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

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Legion to VA: Find the missing $54 million documentation

A report states that more than $54.4 million in prosthetics were purchases by VA employees in the Bronx using government credit cards.

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Pennsylvania Legion commander calls for culture change at Pittsburgh VA

Pennsylvania Legion commander calls for culture change at Pittsburgh VA

Workplace harassment at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has Dennis Haas telling those involved to 'grow up or get off the VA payroll.'

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Connected to the cause

Connected to the cause

World-reknowned rehab center Cliffside Malibu donates $20,000 to assist with Legion's second TBI-PTSD symposium.

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American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

A town hall meeting and a three-day Veterans Benefits Center will be held in Tomah.

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VA aims to engage citizens with veterans

The new initiative, Summer of Service, is similar to the VAVS program, which Legionnaires have volunteered countless hours with since 1947.

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'Finish the damn thing'

'Finish the damn thing'

Legionnaires among 200 veterans, supporters who gather to encourage Congress to fund completion of the troubled Aurora, Colo., VA project.

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Chicago post screens, raises awareness for Hep C

Chicago post screens, raises awareness for Hep C

Argo Summit Post 735 hosts event to address Hepatitis C, which affects Vietnam veterans at one in five rate and veterans at one in ten rate.

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Orlando VA Medical Center officially opens its doors

Orlando VA Medical Center officially opens its doors

After seven years of problematic construction, the facility is finally receiving patients.

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Legion to Congress: ‘take swift actions’ to fund Denver VA project

Legion to Congress: ‘take swift actions’ to fund Denver VA project

Funding for the beleaguered medical center runs out on May 24.

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VA creates Military Health History pocket card

VA creates Military Health History pocket card

The downloadable card helps clinicians gather pertinent information from veterans.

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Legion: Don’t penalize Colorado veterans for VA failures

While VA continues to evade accountability, the Denver hospital must not be held hostage.

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Private sector collaboration can help VA staffing

Private sector collaboration can help VA staffing

An emergency room staffing shortage in Spokane highlights the issue’s impact on VA health care.

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Legion: Choice Card has a long way to go

Legion: Choice Card has a long way to go

Legion urged House members to pass The Veterans Access to Community Care Act at recent hearing.

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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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