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New Year, Old Problems

New Year, Old Problems

Developments coming down the pike in 2010 could be both a blessing and a curse.

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The bottom line in writing résumés

The bottom line in writing résumés

Consider the following tips when writing a résumé.

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Health budget 'football' to end soon

Health budget 'football' to end soon

A senior VA budget executive sees no significant challenges ahead in implementing advance funding of VA health-care budgets.

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Online registration under way for Baseball

Online registration under way for Baseball

New process will tighten administrative communication efforts and lead to additional value for players and fans.

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A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

Soldier Brendan Marrocco had just one wish after a bomb destroyed both of his legs and both of his arms: to stand and salute his unit after its return from deployment. See how he did it.

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A Prayer Remembered

Former NFL star Rocky Bleier, saved from combat wounds in Vietnam, longs to give back.

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Bill Crazy

Congressional hearing highlights one of VA’s low points: collections for health-care services.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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Passing on history

Passing on history

For four decades, Verna B. Grimm built up The American Legion Library, chronicling the events of the day for future generations of Legionnaires.

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Homeless veterans not forgotten

Homeless veterans not forgotten

Post 4 in Pocatello, Idaho, combines with other organizations to bring Christmas gifts to two veterans facilities.

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'A smile and a laugh'

'A smile and a laugh'

Legacy fund spokesman Michael Peterson is entertaining troops in Iraq during the holidays.

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Stress relief in criminal courts

Stress relief in criminal courts

More courts are taking PTSD and TBI into consideration when deciding the cases of veterans who have broken the law.

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Rediscover the small‑business formula

Rediscover the small‑business formula

Business, all business, must adhere to a fundamental basic formula: money in – money out = profit.

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Commentary: The Spirit of Giving

Commentary: The Spirit of Giving

The generosity of a Legionnaire allows Operation Comfort Warriors to reach its goal.

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76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

Team Johnson Motorsports and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car traveled to Daytona, Fla., Dec. 18-19 to participate in the annual Automobile Racing Club of America tests.

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2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

Publication follows 98 young men through "a week that shapes a lifetime."

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Troop supporter guest at commander's banquet

Troop supporter guest at commander's banquet

Country music star Aaron Tippin has made several trips to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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2010 Legacy Run registration underway

2010 Legacy Run registration underway

A goal of $450,000 has been set for the 2010 run.

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TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

TRICARE program for gray area reservists on the way

New provision will allow certain members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60 to purchase TRICARE Standard (and Extra) coverage.

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A Soldier's Wish: Part III

A Soldier's Wish: Part III

The Easter Phone Call

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Hill to DoD: Fix the gear

Hill to DoD: Fix the gear

Reports that soldiers are being sent to combat with deficient gear and lack of training are "completely unacceptable."

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Federal employment for vets goal of council

Federal employment for vets goal of council

The Interagency Council on Veterans Employment discussed ways of expanding the participation of veterans in the nation's federal workforce.

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2010 Flag & Emblem catalog now available

2010 Flag & Emblem catalog now available

The catalog features more than 70 new items that will appeal to every member of The American Legion family.

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American Legion Baseball enters the digital era

American Legion Baseball enters the digital era

Starting on Jan. 1, coaches will be able to register their teams online.

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An easier path to citizenship

An easier path to citizenship

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., recently organized an official naturalization class.

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VA, Legion working together to investigate billing claims

VA, Legion working together to investigate billing claims

The American Legion recently reached out to VA's Chief Business Office in an effort to investigate and correct any cases of improper billing.

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The War Inside

Army makes significant push to reduce suicides.

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Operation Comfort Warriors keeps pledge

One of my favorite clauses in the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion comes at the end: “To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”

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Holiday Honors

Maine businessman describes how one year of extra inventory led to a nationwide act of remembrance at Christmas time.

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The boy with the 40-year-old kidney

From the moment he entered this world, little Gabriel and those around him faced an uphill battle to keep him from leaving it.

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