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Biloxi's Katrina recovery gets boost

Six contracts have been awarded worth $153.7 million to build new health-care facilities and expand existing services that provide care to veterans in the Biloxi, Miss., area, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2005.

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VA advance funding approved

VA advance funding approved

The Senate has approved its version of legislation to secure timely and predictable funding for the VA health-care system.

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VAVS effort lands 39 volunteers in GA

A Department of Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) outreach effort during a recent Department of Georgia Legion College netted 39 new volunteers for the program.

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Yogi Berra receives Lone Sailor Award

Yogi Berra receives Lone Sailor Award

Navy Memorial is honoring the Hall of Famer with the Lone Sailor Award, given to former sailors who have used service-learned skills to better their lives.

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Trade-show tactics

Trade-show tactics

A few tips to get the most out of your next professional outing.

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Minnesota teen captures Precision title

Minnesota teen captures Precision title

Emily Quiner, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., set a Precision standing record with a score of 788.54 out of a possible 800.

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House passes DoL, HHS and Education funding

On July 24, the House voted 264-153 to pass H.R. 3293, legislation to fund the departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education for the coming fiscal year.

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House passes various veterans measures

On July 14, the House passed H.R. 1037, the Pilot College Work Study Programs for Veterans Act of 2009, by a vote of 422-0.

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Small business Parity bill introduced in senate

On July 21, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, introduced S. 1489, the Small Business Contracting Programs Parity Act of 2009.

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Obama meets with Commander Rehbein

Obama meets with Commander Rehbein

President Obama meets privately with National Commander David K. Rehbein on Aug. 4, pledged to keep the VA medical system essentially as is - quelling fears that it would be absorbed into a national system.

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One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

 One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

Upon returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq, 3,000 soldiers of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Heavy Combat Team participated in a streamlined demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis., helped by Legionnaires fr

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Legion salutes 'California fix' to new GI Bill

The best veterans benefit in a generation just got better, says American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein.

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Indy race car wears Blue Star Banner

 Indy race car wears Blue Star Banner

Jeff Matthews wears the Blue Star Banner on his Indy Lights Series race car.

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"Super flag" unfurled

"Super flag" unfurled

About 250 volunteers unfurled a 160 x 300-foot U.S. Flag on Aug. 6, 2009, at David Allen Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

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'I'm a different person now'

For 30 years, The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy has instilled integrity and respect in Arizona youth.

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VA site helps college counselors, student veterans

Web site intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses.

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76 Freedom Car finishes 12th

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team arrived in Nashville with a new race car and new determination, as they prepared to compete in a race that marked the halfway point of the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Series for 2009.

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Soldier's legacy lives

Kick For Nick program preserves soldier's memory.

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Do our children know all the words?

Schoolchildren of Waregem, Belgium, spend the better part of each year learning to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in English.

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The Shelf Lives of Warplanes

B-52 Stratofortress and C-130 Hercules aircraft have flown for decades. What separates them from today’s high-tech warbirds, which cost more but aren’t as durable?

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Burden of Proof

Leaders say a philosophy of suspicion keeps VA from making significant progress on the swelling backlog of veteran disability claims.

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Riders gear up for Legacy Run

Nearly 300 motorcycle riders, passengers and support staff will roar out of Indianapolis on Aug. 18 on the fourth annual American Legion Legacy Run.

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Legacy Scholarship blesses late soldier's family

Legacy Scholarship blesses late soldier's family

On Sept. 23, 2004, Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey was medically evacuated from Baghdad. The 53-year-old Army reservist from Oak Hill, W.Va., was treated for an illness unrelated to combat.

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Missouri Home Saved

Legion Riders raise $75,000 to save Missouri home for at-risk girls

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History of American Legion Baseball

History of American Legion Baseball

Legion Baseball has thrived through wars, economic turmoil and national tragedies. Some 85 years later, the league is as strong as ever.

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Sept. 16 could become American Legion Day

 Sept. 16 could become American Legion Day

Rep. Deborah L. Halvorson, D-Ill., introduced House Resolution 679 on July 24, calling on Americans to observe American Legion Day on Sept. 16.

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Eric Haney: Spreading the word about prostate cancer through Honor Flights

 Eric Haney: Spreading the word about prostate cancer through Honor Flights

Veteran discusses his role in prostate cancer campaign.

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Medicare reimbursement bill introduced in House

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., introduced legislation July 28 that would allow VA to bill Medicare for third-party reimbursements of eligible veterans for nonservice-connected medical conditions.

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Pin created for Comfort Warriors donors

 Pin created for Comfort Warriors donors

Conventioneers who donate $10 or more while at Convention will receive a specially designed OCW pin.

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76 Freedom Car places 12th in Salem race

There’s no denying the team’s dramatic improvement this year, and its effect on Legion posts near the race sites.

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