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A last wish granted

A last wish granted

Country music star Clay Walker helped make a Marine's last wish come true. But the Marine's family needs your help in giving Cpl. Brian Downard a burial fitting of his service.

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VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

Testifying before Congress, American Legion official Ian de Planque said VA must dramatically improve its training programs.

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Behind the Blue Star

Blue Star Families with loved ones at war live in a world of uncertainty, stress and, often, the purest form of patriotism.

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Looking out for America's future

Looking out for America's future

With a strong dedication to supporting our nation's youth, The American Legion National Children & Youth Conference gets under way Friday in Indianapolis.

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VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA reviews SGLI, VGLI accounts

VA says it will continues to ensure and protect Servicemembers', Survivors' Life Insurance benefits administered by Prudential.

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Bad luck hits Freedom Car at Toledo

Bad luck hits Freedom Car at Toledo

Tire, sway bar damage spoils top-10 chance in Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200 race.

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Legiontown campaign kicking off soon

Legiontown campaign kicking off soon

Numerous guides are available for posts to help make local events a success.

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Outreach effort coming to D.C.

Outreach effort coming to D.C.

The Legion will intensify its focus on veterans in the nation's capitol this week with a benefits fair that focuses on health care, education benefits and job counseling.

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Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Legislative Commission reviewing convention resolutions, looking ahead to Legion Day.

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Patriot Day booklet still available

Patriot Day booklet still available

Downloadable material for Saturday's anniversary can be used by local posts.

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'These people did fight back'

'These people did fight back'

Gulf War vet vows to build lasting memorial to Flight 93 victims.

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Legionnaire found miracle in Flight 93 debris

Legionnaire found miracle in Flight 93 debris

Going through the crash site, the volunteer fireman found a symbol of hope on the smoldering field.

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RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh RecruitMilitary event welcomed 136 veterans, spouses and family members, as well as 45 exhibitors.

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DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

The Department of Homeland Security will invite military personnel, Sept. 25, to the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.

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Deadline for stop-loss payments nearing

Deadline for stop-loss payments nearing

U.S. servicemembers kept on duty past their original discharge date following Sept. 11, 2001, have until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive pay.

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History contest entries due Sept. 15

History contest entries due Sept. 15

Awards for The American Legion's National Post History Contest will be decided during Fall Meetings, Oct. 11-14.

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Legion lauds Buyer

Legion lauds Buyer

Past National Commander Clarence E. Hill expressed deep appreciation for Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., who spoke at the organization's 92nd National Convention in Milwaukee.

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Veteran businesses threatened

Veteran businesses threatened

The federal government is taking contracting jobs out of the private sector and making them government jobs, and the Legion says that is a problem.

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Serving America's veterans every day

Serving  America's veterans every day

New commander shares his vision and values in acceptance speech at 92nd National Convention.

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Foster first Alaska national commander

Foster first Alaska national commander

Jimmie Foster is The American Legion's first national commander from Alaska.

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The focus this year: SAVED

The focus this year: SAVED

Newly elected National Commander Jimmie Foster wants Legionnaires to 'take care of veterans in any way possible.'

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'Lucky 7' pin incentive program

'Lucky 7' pin incentive program

During the 2010-2011 membership year, National Commander Jimmie Foster will award his National Commander pin to any Legion family member who signs up at least two new members and renews five current members into The American Legion.

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Montagnards honor Legion for support

Montagnards honor Legion for support

Legion receives Freedom Fighter Award before passing resolution to protect indigenous Vietnam War allies.

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Mixing the old with the new

Mixing the old with the new

National Recruiter of the Year embraces new technology but still believes the best way to bring in new members is just to ask.

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Serving America’s Veterans Every Day

New commander shares his vision and values in acceptance speech at 92nd National Convention.

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Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

Hill praises VA's Agent Orange decision

New VA regulation adds three health conditions to the list of those presumed to have been caused by exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

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Filner: Don't repeat Vietnam mistakes

Filner: Don't repeat Vietnam mistakes

Chairman of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs tells Legion nation is ‘paying a horrible price' for treatment of Vietnam veterans.

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Pelosi draws on Ike's vision

Pelosi draws on Ike's vision

House Speaker says infrastructure overhaul can put veterans to work and strengthen America.

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Caring for airmen is the 'bottom line'

Caring for airmen is the 'bottom line'

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley renews commitment to airmen and families while addressing The American Legion's National Convention.

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How to write your LinkedIn profile

How to write your LinkedIn profile

Learn how to take advantage of one of the most useful online networking tools.

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