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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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The Magi from Texas

On Christmas Eve 1943, three unexpected visitors brought peace to a war-torn Italian town.

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A Soldier's Wish

A Soldier's Wish

An early Easter ambush changes Brendan Marrocco's life forever.

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Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legislation includes $134.6 billion allocated toward critical VA, military programs.

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VA releases hospital 'report card'

VA releases hospital 'report card'

Report notes that while VA's quality of care is outstanding, there is still work to be done in some areas.

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Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

The Sussex Square Homeowners' Association Board has withdrawn legal action against a World War II Medal of Honor recipient who erected a flagpole with the U.S. flag on his property.

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Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

National Commander Clarence Hill is in California, where the ACLU is trying to have a cross removed that has stood at a veterans memorial since 1954.

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Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts to kick off 100th anniversary with live audio cast that figures to unite a quarter million Scouting enthusiasts nationwide.

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Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

In the nation's troubled housing market, VA reports that its home loans have had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry.

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Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Five American Legion departments already have secured full co-sponsorship of House Joint Resolution 47.

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VA to survey veterans' households

VA to survey veterans' households

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its national survey to raise awareness of VA benefits.

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