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Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

HVAC made a commitment to bringing career opportunities to those who have served by approving bills Wednesday.

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Connect with the commander

Connect with the commander

Legionnaires everywhere can follow Jimmie Foster's travels as national commander by becoming a ‘Fan' of his on Facebook.

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Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Legion: GI Bill needs non-degree coverage

Many veterans have decided to pursue vocational school or job training after serving, and The American Legion thinks the Post-9/11 GI Bill should cover them.

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Legion reaches out to Washington-area vets

Legion reaches out to Washington-area vets

National staff members from the Legion invited veterans and their families to Post 8 to educate them about their service-entitled benefits.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster to speak before joint session of House-Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

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Three Navy warships named in honor of 9/11

Three Navy warships named in honor of 9/11

The Navy will forever remember and honor the cities and victims affected by the Sept. 11 attacks with USS New York, USS Somerset and USS Arlington.

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Form 990N deadline approaches

Form 990N deadline approaches

Posts that don’t file IRS forms face losing tax-exempt status

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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