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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.

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Legion: Compromise bill ‘critical component’ for VA improvement

Legion: Compromise bill ‘critical component’ for VA improvement

Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.

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American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

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'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'

'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'

More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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Arizona putting together veterans command center

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

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Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Gibson: VA needs $17.6 billion to meet demands

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care to Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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'I feel like I have hope now'

'I feel like I have hope now'

More than 40 veterans seek help at the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

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Veterans leave crisis center with answers

Veterans leave crisis center with answers

The Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in St. Louis assisted veterans with unresolved claims and appeals.

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Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans share VA stories at Legion town hall meeting

Veterans discussed appointment delays and lack of VA leadership during the Legion's Systmen Worth Saving meeting in St. Louis.

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Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Issues with veterans benefits aired in Colorado

Many veterans express frustration with the Veterans Benefits Administration during Legion town hall meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo.

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Legion: Mental health care 'stakes could not be higher'

Legion: Mental health care 'stakes could not be higher'

Legion testifies before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on finding a solution to the high rate of veterans suicide.

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Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion's veteran crisis center coming to St. Louis

Legion will be in St. Louis July 14-18 to conduct town hall meeting, set up crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

Legion crisis center helps more than 400 in El Paso

74 veterans receive retroactive VA benefits totalling more than $460,000; others receive help with medical appointments, bereavement counseling and other services.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Colorado

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Colorado

The Legion will be in Fort Collins July 14-18 to hold a town hall meeting and crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

Legion statement on VA secretary nominee

President Obama has nominated West Point grad, former P&G head Bob McDonald to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

President to nominate West Point grad, former head of P&G to take over Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Legion survey: PTSD/TBI care not working

Legion survey: PTSD/TBI care not working

Results of the Legion's survey on traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder are shared during the first annual PTSD-TBI symposium.

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Legion assists nearly 800 veterans in North Carolina

Legion assists nearly 800 veterans in North Carolina

The American Legion, VA and others brought needed relief to veterans and their family members in Fayetteville, N.C.

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VA's Gibson: We must protect whistleblowers

VA's Gibson: We must protect whistleblowers

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs secretary orders comprehensive review of all aspects of the Office of Medical Inspector’s operation.

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Legion's TBI/PTSD symposium set for June 24

Legion's TBI/PTSD symposium set for June 24

The event will highlight results of The American Legion's survey on veterans who suffer from the conditions.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Texas

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Texas

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting and crisis center to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Vets air health-care complaints in Fayetteville

Vets air health-care complaints in Fayetteville

A recent VA audit showed that nearly 8,100 patients have waited more than 30 days for appointments at the city's VA facility.

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Legion to conduct meeting, crisis center in North Carolina

Legion to conduct meeting, crisis center in North Carolina

The town hall meeting and crisis center will assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Legion thanks Congress for swift response

National commander urges caution about use of non-VA health-care providers beyond the delayed appointment crisis.

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Legion steps up during VA crisis

Legion steps up during VA crisis

More than 150 veterans get help during opening day of Legion's Crisis Command Center in Phoenix.

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VA still a hot issue in Phoenix

VA still a hot issue in Phoenix

Wait times, quality of care among issues shared with Legion during town hall meeting in Phoenix.

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Legion's concerns about VA wait times confirmed by audit

Legion's concerns about VA wait times confirmed by audit

Data released today confirms that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.

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Legion setting up phone bank for VA questions

Legion setting up phone bank for VA questions

Legion will be available via phone to answer questions from Department of Veterans Affairs health-care users June 10-13.

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