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Women entrepreneurs flock to Washington Conference

Women entrepreneurs flock to Washington Conference

Legion-sponsored two-day business workshop, For HEROES, proves 'extremely valuable.'

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McKeon: Smaller defense budget not just a U.S. problem

McKeon: Smaller defense budget not just a U.S. problem

Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee tells Legion that a smaller U.S. military will have a worldwide effect.

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A crash course in business ownership

A crash course in business ownership

Legion For HEROES workshop brings together entrepreneurial experts to offer women veterans keen insight into starting, sustaining their own businesses.

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'Atomic troops' are eligible for benefits

'Atomic troops' are eligible for benefits

Servicemembers who participated in above-ground atomic testing and suffer from illnesses can apply for compensation

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Legion offers up potential 'life-changing' day

Legion offers up potential 'life-changing' day

Legion, RecruitMilitary bring dozens of potential employers face to face with veterans, military in the nation's capital.

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Citibank conducts résumé workshop for vets

Citibank conducts résumé workshop for vets

Financial giant shares employment tips with job-seeking veterans.

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Washington Conference kicks off next week

Washington Conference kicks off next week

Legionnaires will have the chance to advocate for veterans on Capitol Hill.

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Citigroup focused on veteran employment

Citigroup focused on veteran employment

Veterans, servicemembers invited to attend free Resume Writing Workshop and career fair in Washington on Thursday.

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Legion to hold DSO School in Washington

The three-day program will help American Legion service officers file benefits claims and provide other services to veterans.

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Business Task Force set to convene

Business Task Force set to convene

Group of veteran business owners which advises the Legion will meet at Washington Conference, set advocacy priorities for 2014.

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Legionnaires heading to Washington

Legionnaires heading to Washington

National commander to testify before Congress during American Legion’s annual Washington Conference, March 23-26.

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Fairness to Veterans Act bill to be reintroduced

Fairness to Veterans Act bill to be reintroduced

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will reintroduce the bill that ensures veterans receive the same contracting preferences as every other group.

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Developing a battery of options

Developing a battery of options

A reliable and effective long-distance, field-to-command base communications network is vital to today’s smaller, high-tech Army.

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Veterans weigh in on 'Emperor'

Veterans weigh in on 'Emperor'

Panel discussion at Legion’s Washington Conference follows sneak preview of film that examines U.S. response to Hirohito’s role in World War II.

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Duckworth rallies Legionnaires in Washington

Duckworth rallies Legionnaires in Washington

Army combat veteran and congressional representative calls The American Legion “'an amazing organization.'

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Miller focuses on backlog, mental health

Miller focuses on backlog, mental health

Chairman of House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs says party politics can’t stand in way of VA’s top priorities: the backlog and mental health.

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Bob Woodruff receives National PR Award

Bob Woodruff receives National PR Award

Legion’s highest public relations award goes to TV correspondent, wounded by roadside bomb in 2006, who fostered a commitment to troops with similar injuries.

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Shinseki: Vets ready to ‘rebuild the middle class’

Shinseki: Vets ready to ‘rebuild the middle class’

VA secretary wants Legion to encourage student veterans nationwide to graduate.

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Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

Has this man conquered Gulf War Syndrome?

An Army major’s personal quest for wellness may have unraveled the mysteries of one of the western world’s most baffling diseases.

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Fully developed claims: Backlog game-changer?

VA says Legion can help reduce the disability claims backlog by submitting more FDCs.

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VETS chief pledges fight against joblessness

VETS chief pledges fight against joblessness

Assistant Labor secretary Keith Kelly vows to prepare, provide for and protect job-seeking veterans.

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Progress on employment front, but work remains

Progress on employment front, but work remains

Executive director of Joining Forces highlights strides made in hiring veterans; DoD deputy assistant secretary warns of sequestrations effects.

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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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