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Never too early to volunteer

Never too early to volunteer

VAVS Worker of the Year gets up at 4 a.m. five days a week to help his fellow veterans at New York Harbor Healthcare System.

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Gallagher addresses NSFR commission

Gallagher addresses NSFR commission

Lt. Col. Joseph Gallagher discussed with the Legion's National Security and Foreign Relations commission how Congress has consistently abdicated its war-making powers in favor of presidents.

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Washington Conference live streaming schedule

Washington Conference live streaming schedule

The Commander's Call will be streamed live on Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (EST). See how to watch.

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Legionnaires head to Washington

Legionnaires head to Washington

The American Legion will descend upon Capitol Hill, urging Congress to do right by America’s veterans and military families.

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Honoring her promise

Honoring her promise

A Holocaust survivor and the winner of the National Commander's PR Award, Nesse Godin honors her pledge to tell the story of one of humanity's darkest times.

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Alaskan is Hospital Volunteer of the Year

Alaskan is Hospital Volunteer of the Year

Crucelina ‘Cris’ Vrabel is honored for her exemplary service to Alaskan veterans.

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They called her 'The Angel of Death'

They called her 'The Angel of Death'

Maj. Allison Black, known as 'The Angel of Death,’ rained fire on insurgents in Afghanistan as one of the first women pilots to open fire in the conflict.

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Snyder, Summers reflect on court ruling

Snyder, Summers reflect on court ruling

Marine hero’s dad vows to continue battling Westboro protests despite court's decision.

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Female veterans find room for VA improvement

Female veterans find room for VA improvement

American Legion survey finds gender-specific health-care services lacking in many areas.

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Shinseki: VA demand grows

Shinseki: VA demand grows

Patients, budget, backlog all still climbing, but headway is being made on veteran homelessness, secretary tells Legionnaires.

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Overhaul of TAP under way

Overhaul of TAP under way

Labor official says transformation of program will help military personnel find the right careers after discharge.

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Akaka receives public-service award

Akaka receives public-service award

Hawaii senator who pushed for improvements in the Post 9/11 GI Bill “humbled to be recognized.”

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Insight into today's military

Insight into today's military

Four enlisted personnel provide a look inside the men and women of the armed forces during a panel discussion with the Legion's National Security and Foreign Relations commissions.

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Pennsylvania lawmaker honored by Legion

Pennsylvania lawmaker honored by Legion

Rep. Jason Altmire’s commitment to homeless veterans earns recognition at 51st Washington Conference.

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Marine's dad not done fighting Westboro

Marine's dad not done fighting Westboro

Albert Snyder thanks Legionnaires for support, urges them to push for legislation to control military funeral protests.

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New Yorker receives legislative award

New Yorker receives legislative award

Legionnaire Kenneth Governor honored for communication skills, ability to cultivate relationships with Congress.

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Hiring heroes ... and their families

Hiring heroes ... and their families

Legion's Economic Commission hears briefing on program designed to place veterans, their families in employment.

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Dealing with a changing world

Dealing with a changing world

Health-care experts discuss how expectations, views are altering delivery of medical services to veterans.

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Eliminating homelessness among veterans

Eliminating homelessness among veterans

The Homeless Veterans Providers Roundtablee discussed ways to eliminate homelessness among veterans during the Legion’s Washington Conference last Friday.

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Legion to release survey results Tuesday

Legion to release survey results Tuesday

A press conference during the Washington Conference will announce findings of a survey on health-care issues and treatments that affect women veterans using the VA health-care system.

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Committed to restoring the public trust

Committed to restoring the public trust

Arlington National Cemetery executive director tells Legionnaires that many of the issues brought to light at the cemetery have been resolved.

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Oxygen treatment eyed for PTS/TBI

Oxygen treatment eyed for PTS/TBI

New Orleans doctor describes success using hyperbaric chambers to treat veterans.

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H2H career fair helps vets find jobs

H2H career fair helps vets find jobs

Recruiter says leadership skills set veterans apart from other applicants for management positions.

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Free health screenings for veterans

Free health screenings for veterans

On March 21, The American Legion will provide free health screenings to veterans at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Holocaust survivor to receive PR Award

Holocaust survivor to receive PR Award

Nesse Godin has been a fixture at Boys Nation for several years, telling delegates her powerful story.

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