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Webb receives Legion public service award

Webb receives Legion public service award

Jim Webb, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran and former Senator of Virginia, receives American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award.

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Army bracing for massive cuts

Army bracing for massive cuts

General tells Legionnaires that training, readiness and recruitment face major challenges if full sequestration cannot be averted.

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Sanders to Legion: We want your help

Sanders to Legion: We want your help

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs chairman tells Washington Conference attendees that VSOs play a critical role in his committee's work.

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VA officials pin hopes on new claims process

VA officials pin hopes on new claims process

Legion remains cautiously optimistic that Fully Developed Claims can cut the backlog, reduce wait times for veterans and their families.

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Legion volunteers, hours needed

VA medical centers report drop in volunteer help from Legionnaires; initiatives announced to help meet Legion's 1 million volunteer hours mark.

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Changing VA culture

Changing VA culture

An American Legion women veterans panel discusses the challenges women face at VA medical centers and initiatives to solve them.

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Budget cuts would affect POW-MIA recovery ops

Budget cuts would affect POW-MIA recovery ops

If sequestration takes effect, DoD may have to cancel its mission to bring home the remains of our fallen heroes overseas.

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Know before you go

Know before you go

Legionnaires briefed on key issues before heading to Capitol Hill today.

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Progress made in licensing & credentials

Progress made in licensing & credentials

Washington Conference attendees discuss licensing and credentialing issues on same day First Lady Michelle Obama mentions Legion's efforts in the area.

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'America's ultimate ally'

'America's ultimate ally'

Israel ambassador to United States breaks down the ‘special’ relationship between the two countries during Washington Conference.

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Blunt words from Cotton

Blunt words from Cotton

Republican representative from Arkansas criticizes Obama, Hagel during speech at Washington Conference.

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Credentialing efforts recognized

Credentialing efforts recognized

First Lady Michelle Obama expected to mention Legion's credentialing, licensing efforts during address to National Governors Association.

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Education symposium addresses academic disconnects

Education symposium addresses academic disconnects

Student veterans and their peers differ greatly, say panelists.

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Legion sponsors first claims fair

Legion sponsors first claims fair

Veterans in the D.C. area get a helping hand in filing claims for VA benefits.

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An end to veteran homelessness in sight

An end to veteran homelessness in sight

Despite current and forecast fiscal challenges, ending homelessness among veterans is still an achievable goal, said Legion roundtable participants.

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50 employers, 500 job seekers at hiring fair

50 employers, 500 job seekers at hiring fair

With cuts, hiring freezes looming, fewer federal recruiters appear at Legion/RecruitMilitary career fair; law-enforcement agencies, colleges and universities, and financial institutions well represented.

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Legion heading to Washington

Legion heading to Washington

During the organization's annual Washington Conference, American Legion leadership will meet with members of Congress on the eve of sequestration.

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‘Emperor’ to screen at Washington Conference

‘Emperor’ to screen at Washington Conference

The feature film about determining Hirohito’s fate after World War II stars Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox.

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Credentialing roundtable to focus on states

Credentialing roundtable to focus on states

Washington Conference event to explore ways to improve credentialing opportunities for veterans at the state level.

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Washington Conference invites vet entrepreneurs

Washington Conference invites vet entrepreneurs

Registration open for Legion’s annual Small Business Task Force Business Conference.

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Job-seekers invited to Washington Conference

Job-seekers invited to Washington Conference

Veterans welcome to attend Legion and RecruitMilitary career fair in February.

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The American Legion Annual Washington Conference, 2012 National Public Relations Award luncheon, Award Recipient Dale Dye.

'It upset my sense of decorum'

Dale Dye strives to change the way Hollywood sees the military.

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Legion receives VA briefing

Legion receives VA briefing

Speakers from the Department of Veterans Affairs briefed Legionnaires on veteran benefits and issues during the Legion’s annual Washington Conference.

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'Sustainability is key'

'Sustainability is key'

How to do business with the U.S. government was the focus of the Legion’s Small Business Training Program for veterans.

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War-film groundbreaker honored by Legion

War-film groundbreaker honored by Legion

Dale Dye receives The National Commander’s Public Relations Award for having brought the realities of combat to the big screen.

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An investment in the nation

An investment in the nation

Double amputee tells Legion family members that military medical care benefits more than those receiving it.

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Petraeus: Legion plays 'vital role'

Petraeus: Legion plays 'vital role'

Holly Petraeus, from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tells Legionnaires that veterans and military communities "expect a lot from The American Legion."

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'A true friend of veterans'

'A true friend of veterans'

Rep. Bob Filner honored with Legion's Distinguished Public Service Award during Washington Conference.

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USDA, Legion team up on vet-hiring effort

USDA, Legion team up on vet-hiring effort

The American Legion and U.S. Department of Agriculture have signed MOU to begin nationwide campaign to increase percentage of veterans employed by USDA.

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Before you go

Before you go

Legion family members briefed on key legislative issues prior to Capitol Hill visits.

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