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Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

Addressing the 96th Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the president pledges to “do right” by veterans, their families.

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McDonald: 'This is a critical moment for VA’

McDonald: 'This is a critical moment for VA’

The new VA secretary is guided by the words, ‘Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.’

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Five servicemembers given Spirit of Service award

Five servicemembers given Spirit of Service award

National Commander Dan Dellinger and Medal of Honor recipient Kyle White honor five individuals with award that recognizes community volunteerism.

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Obama to speak at Legion national convention

Obama to speak at Legion national convention

President to address nation's largest wartime veterans organization at its annual convention in Charlotte, N.C.; watch his address live at www.legiontv.org.

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Famed talk show host kicks off Opening Ceremonies

Famed talk show host kicks off Opening Ceremonies

Montel Williams, master of ceremonies at convention, praises Legion for efforts during VA scandals.

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Veterans air concerns about VA benefits process

Veterans air concerns about VA benefits process

Area veterans express frustration over local VA services and lack of respect shown toward them during Legion town hall meeting in Charlotte.

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Legion signs job-portal agreement with Military.com

Legion.org will soon feature Military.com's unique job-search database, tools and engine.

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Employment summit teaches attendees how to get hired

Employment summit teaches attendees how to get hired

About 70 veterans, servicemembers and spouses gathered for the Legion's Employment & Empowerment Summit to receive job-search advice from renowned veteran friendly employers.

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OCW donates $10k in items to North Carolina VA

OCW donates $10k in items to North Carolina VA

Legionanires delivered calling cards, gift cards and other comfort supplies during a surprise visit to veterans at Salisbury VA Medical Center.

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NASCAR legend Richard Petty receives Legion ‘Good Guy’ Award

NASCAR legend Richard Petty receives Legion ‘Good Guy’ Award

Racing icon honored during the national convention for his patriotism and service to the community.

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Montel Williams to host national convention opening

Montel Williams to host national convention opening

Veteran of both TV and military to speak on Charlotte stage on Tuesday.

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Dellinger applauds Legionnaires for 'unparalleled' commitment

National commander said Legion needs to 'continue to seize the moment' in its dedication to veterans and their health-care needs.

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American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

Military spouse vocalist group is in Charlotte, N.C., lending their voices to the event's Patriotic Memorial Service, Opening Ceremonies.

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A memorial tribute to the colors

A memorial tribute to the colors

National chaplain’s Patriotic Memorial Service message focuses on the American flag and all it means.

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'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

Founding Fathers Brewing Co. sponsors celebration that features support for Legion, Revolutionary War heroes and free beer.

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This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

Twelve years after rain halted the last national convention parade in Charlotte, temps dropped into the 70s and spectators lined the streets.

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Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

A growing caseload and possible reduction in staffing could have an impact on the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Legion to assist veterans in crisis during Charlotte convention

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up a veterans crisis center during its 96th National Convention

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‘Change requires a burning platform’

‘Change requires a burning platform’

VA official says VA is figuratively on fire and that change is the ‘fire hose’ needed to put it out.

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Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

With the goal to end veterans homelessness by 2015, Homeless Veterans Roundtable panelists at national convention discuss successes to date.

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VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

The department’s interim under secretary for health speaks frankly to Legionnaires.

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Bridging the military to civilian gap

Bridging the military to civilian gap

Veterans Employment & Education Commission meeting at national convention featured a panel that examined challenges transitioning servicemembers encounter and how Legionnaires can help.

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'Honoring a sacrifice'

'Honoring a sacrifice'

DoD's director of the Personnel Accounting Consolidation Task Force tells Legion her department is taking very seriously its efforts to revamp U.S. accounting of its missing war dead.

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Time Warner Cable looking to hire veterans as field technicians

Time Warner Cable looking to hire veterans as field technicians

Telecommunications company will attend convention job fair, hope to recruit veterans into certified field technician training program.

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Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Staff from House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees explained details of the law's impact on the VA and veterans.

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Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Seven groups compete in three categories.

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Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion and Rebuilding Together spruce up the exterior and interior of the Pine Valley Community Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

War dead in Belgium cemetery now have volunteeers to tend their graves.

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Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run wraps up in Kings Mountain, N.C., ending another succesful fundraising effort by the Legion Riders.

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Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

More than 270 motorcycles travel from Indianapolis to Charlotte, N.C., on American Legion Legacy Run; more donations expected during national convention.

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