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Helping homeless Veterans

Bob Rogers, from the VA medical center in Indianapolis, spoke with American Legion chaplains about programs for homeless veterans.

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VA takes Legion's advice, offers financial help to student veterans

VA takes Legion's advice, offers financial help to student veterans

After strong urging from The American Legion and other veterans groups, VA is sending emergency financial aid to student veterans whose GI Bill benefits have been delayed.

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Legion offers help with late GI Bill payments

Legion offers help with late GI Bill payments

The newly instituted Post-9/11 GI Bill promised to send veterans to colleges. Overdue or missing benefit checks from VA have tempered many of their plans.

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Quality over quantity key to overcoming VA backlog

Quality over quantity key to overcoming VA backlog

Instead of processing medical claims quickly, The American Legion says that VA should process claims more carefully – so they get them right the first  

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76 Freedom Car earns pole position

76 Freedom Car earns pole position

Driver Jerick Johnson gets his first American Speed Association pole at Iowa Speedway.

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Combat vets qualify for refunds

Combat vets qualify for refunds

An extended period for enrollment eligibility means that many veterans qualify for VA refunds of  previous co-payments made for medical services related to combat operations.

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Marine Corps vet encourages wounded warriors

 Marine Corps vet encourages wounded warriors

Through his Veterans of Valor program, Klay South brings comfort and cheer to military patients in San Antonio.

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Nearly 200,000 applicants approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Over 61,000 payments totaling over $50 million to schools and students have been issued since the Aug. 1 implementation of the new program.

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VA says endoscopy concerns are over

VA says endoscopy concerns are over

Earlier this year, it was found that unclean medical equipment at VA medical facilities might have infected thousands of patients with disease. VA has been investigating since February.and reports that the health risk has been addressed.

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Freedom Car driver takes lead in rookie points

Freedom Car driver takes lead in rookie points

76 Freedom Car finishes 14th in St. Louis, but driver Jerick Johnson takes over first place in the Rookie Points competition.

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Legionnaire in space, Kenneth Ham, has homecoming at former high school

Legionnaire in space, Kenneth Ham, has homecoming at former high school

In June of 2008, astronaut Kenneth Ham brought his Legion membership card with him into deep space. The 10-year Legionnaire and former Navy commander was welcomed home to Clark, N.J., Sept. 8.

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Bill hopes to include Guardsmen who were left out of new GI Bill

The American Legion gives full backing to the National Guard Education Equality Act, which would give Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to National Guard members who served under Title 32 status.

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VA warns of telephone scam

“Patient Care Group” requests for updated prescription information are phony.

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Sept. 16 is American Legion Day

Both houses of Congress passed measures this week designating Sept. 16 as American Legion Day.

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Senate passes resolution making Sept. 16 The American Legion Day

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution making September 16, The American Legion Day

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Pack your résumé with power verbs

Pack your résumé with power verbs

Use words that are more inviting to read and likely to capture an employer’s attention.

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Group 8 vets invited back to VA

Group 8 vets invited back to VA

VA health-care system has lifted its six-year ban on new enrollments of Priority Group 8 veterans.

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Pennsylvania motorcyclists remember Sept. 11

Pennsylvania motorcyclists remember Sept. 11

Motorcycle riders gather at 9/11 crash site to honor the memory of a fallen soldier.

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Gold Star Mother disgusted with AP decision

Decision to show the world a Marine in his final moments crossed the line, says woman who lost her Marine son to war in 2006.

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AP photo of fallen Marine infuriates Hill

The Associated Press rejected a request by a grieving family and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to withhold a photo of a Marine dying from combat wounds in Afghanistan. The Legion stands by the family.

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Commander: Send our message home

Commander: Send our message home

The American Legion took a hefty legislative portfolio to Capitol Hill this week. National Commander Clarence Hill says it doesn’t much matter if no one sees it at home.

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Commander calls for greater focus on the needs of female veterans

Commander calls for greater focus on the needs of female veterans

American Legion National Commander delivered testimony Thursday, Sept. 10, to a joint session of congressional committees. In the testimony, he called for greater attention to the needs of women veterans.

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Legion panelists make case for just one GI Bill

Since taking effect Aug. 1, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been the subject of concerns and questions. An American Legion roundtable of experts and officials recently shared their views.

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Today’s warriors need us more than ever

By my second day in the war theater of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I realized I was surrounded by reasons why The American Legion matters today as much as ever – maybe more so.

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Monumental Challenge

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Mojave Desert cross may set a precedent for veterans memorials everywhere.

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Out of the Darkness

At last, more military sexual trauma victims are speaking up and getting help.

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Pride and purpose: 2009 National Convention

Legionnaires flock to Louisville to reflect on a year of accomplishment, plan for a year of growth.

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Hill elected new Legion commander

Hill elected new Legion commander

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain from Jacksonville, Fla., is The American Legion’s new national commander.

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Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain, was elected The American Legion’s new national commander Aug. 27 at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legion Riders and other motorcyclists go far beyond their $400,000 fundraising goal for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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