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Bringing back the gold standard

Bringing back the gold standard

Legion officials meet with Arlington National Cemetery reps to discuss past problems, future solutions for nation's most revered veterans cemetery.

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The Milblogosphere

When the mainstream media lost touch with the military community, the military community created its own network online.

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Having been there

D-Day veteran and acclaimed filmmaker on a mission to teach students the value of freedom and its cost.

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A strong opening effort

A strong opening effort

Detroit revitalization/outreach effort brings in new, renewed members while providing VA claims help for 22 area veterans.

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'A demand on my soul'

Korean War veteran finds the going tough to see chapel built at veterans cemetery.

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In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

The Legion explained to a congressional subcommittee the shortcomings of federal contractors in their obligation to recruit and hire veterans.

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Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion official Jake Gadd attended a congressional hearing on legislation affecting homeless veterans, TBI and other service-related issues.

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Legionnaire named to federal task force

Legionnaire named to federal task force

Dan Dellinger, former Economic Commission chairman, will join the Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses.

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Fiscal reform meeting monitored by Legion

VA&R deputy director attends public meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Final Gulf War regulation published

Final Gulf War regulation published

New regulation will make it easier for veterans to obtain VA health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in Southwest Asia, including Iraq or Afghanistan.

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A system worth saving, 2010 edition

A system worth saving, 2010 edition

American Legion delivers annual report on 32 VA medical facilities to members of Congress.

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COLA rumors cleared up

COLA rumors cleared up

A mix of factual and incorrect information being circulated about disabled veterans’ benefits.

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Revitalization effort coming to Detroit

Revitalization effort coming to Detroit

Department of Michigan Legionnaires will team with national staff during three-day membership push this week.

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National Resource Directory issues 'state widget'

National Resource Directory issues 'state widget'

NRD’s new state widget provides easy, customizable access to state-specific military benefits and resources

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New tax status for Blue Star Salute

New tax status for Blue Star Salute

Annual Indiana-based event honoring military families looks to continue growing now with 501c3 nonprofit designation.

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GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

GI Bill work 'remains unfinished'

Foster calls for Congress to pass GI Bill improvements before recessing.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster testifies during joint session of House, Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.

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Foundation setting up military, vet program

Foundation setting up military, vet program

Legion rep meets with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation personnel to discuss treatments for spinal cord injuries.

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Legacy Run blows goal out of water

Legacy Run blows goal out of water

Easily surpassing the goal of $450,000, this year's Run brings in more than $634,000 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

The American Legion fears veterans may be shortchanged in otherwise laudable small business financing bill.

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Legion gets look at VA pilot program

VA&R director attends briefing on disability benefits questionnaire designed to streamline claims process.

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Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Shinseki justifies Agent Orange decision

Appearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, VA secretary defends decision to add three more illnesses to presumptive list.

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Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

Have you had to re-enroll in VA?

American Legion seeking veterans who had to re-enroll in VA after getting health-care treatment at another VA facility.

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Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

National commander lays out key issues before joint session of House, Senate Veterans Affairs comittees.

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National Americanism Conference begins Friday

National Americanism Conference begins Friday

The American Legion National Americanism Conference gets under way Sept. 24 in Indianapolis.

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Legion strongly opposes Gettysburg casino

Legion strongly opposes Gettysburg casino

The American Legion reaffirmed its stance against putting a casino next to the Gettysburg battlegrounds at a Sept. 21 press conference.

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Down to the final two minutes

Down to the final two minutes

National Commander Jimmie Foster says that while time is running out in the 111th Congress, there is still plenty to accomplish.

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IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS to conduct a special nationwide open house Saturday to help taxpayers - especially veterans and people with disabilities - solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices.

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Legion wins fight for Gold Star parents' rights

Legion wins fight for Gold Star parents' rights

After a decades-long campaign by The American Legion, Senate clears legislation that will grant state veterans home care privileges to all Gold Star parents.

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Foster to address Congress

Foster to address Congress

Legion's national commander expected to cover wide range of issues while speaking before joint session of the House, Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

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