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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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'It’s time to celebrate our unique differences'

'It’s time to celebrate our unique differences'

Soldier for Life's Lt. Col. Paula Smith: 'It is essential that we address and embrace the uniqueness of women veterans.'

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McDonald to Legion: 'No excuse' for Special Forces claim

McDonald to Legion: 'No excuse' for Special Forces claim

In front of dozens of Legion family members, Department of Veterans Affairs secretary addresses issue he claimed to serve in Special Forces.

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Army rep: Better access equals better relationships

Army rep: Better access equals better relationships

Legion briefed on recent Department of Defense directives calling for greater access to military installations for service organizations.

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Legion hears about individualized TBI/PTSD treatments

Legion hears about individualized TBI/PTSD treatments

Dr. Ronald Poropatich shared that treatment for TBI/PTSD is not a one size fits all.

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Women veterans the focus during Legion summit

Women veterans the focus during Legion summit

Employment opportunities, emotional and physical wellness topics in panel discussions during Legion's Employment and Empowerment Summit.

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‘We can’t do it by ourselves’

‘We can’t do it by ourselves’

VA Secretary Bob McDonald stresses importance of relationship with the Legion during a visit with D.C. staff

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Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans Evaluation Services has been contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform Compensation & Pension exams.

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Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion's Louis Celli tells House subcommitteee that outsourcing veterans’ health care would be far more costly and fail the special needs of many patients.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

'I can see the light at the end of the tunnel'

Many of the 175 veterans who came looking for help at the Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Bay Pines, Fla., left feeling much better about their situation – and some got some immediate relief.

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'This gave me hope'

'This gave me hope'

Nearly 90 veterans come to first day of Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Florida.

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Legion questions Philadelphia VA's new incentives

In addition to a bonus system already in place, VA's regional office in Philadelphia is adding food and cash to worker incentives.

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Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Legion Benefits Centers start with townhall meeting

Dozens of veterans come to Post 273 in Madeira Beach, Fla., to praise, question Department of Veterans Affairs health care.

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Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Florida

Legion to conduct Veterans Benefits Center in Florida

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a Veterans Benefits Center next week in the Tampa area for veterans and family members.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Am The American Legion - Bill Czmyr

"Veterans need a place to live."

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