Winners of the annual National History Contests were announced during the National Executive Committee Fall Meetings in October.
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Landmark law provides budget appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs one year in advance, assuring timely delivery of funding.
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VA representatives will soon phone veterans across the country to discuss Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.
The proposed rule will reduce the evidence a veteran must present to VA if the claimed PTSD “stressor” is tied to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity.
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The American Legion and Target Corporation have joined forces to donate $100,000 to U.S. soldiers who survived a deadly Taliban attack Oct. 3 at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan.
After a long campaign by The American Legion, the Senate passes a bill to provide advance funding for the VA health-care system.
Key resolutions passed at the 2009 Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis.
Step one: When attending a trade show, conference or seminar, be as specific as possible.
Thousands of veterans are improperly billed for their VA health care because of the agency’s inefficient and error-prone billing system, according to a congressional probe of the issue.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are so central to U.S. efforts in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater that some observers have dubbed this front of the war on terror “the drone war.”
Burn Pit visitors proved they cared, donating cash to help replace soldiers’ personal belongings lost in Afghanistan attack.
The National Commander laid out the challenges ahead during the National Executive Committee's Fall Meetings in Indianapolis.
American Legion commission members and Legionnaires toured the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center during the 2009 Fall Meetings in Indianapolis.
Child Welfare Foundation awards funds to 19 non-profit organizations
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Aaron Beckman, a member of American Legion Post 270 in Venango, Neb., is one of two winners for the Army’s 2009 Best Warrior Competition.
More than 1.5 million people have visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., since it opened on Nov. 13, 2006.
Legionnaire Bob Wefald of Lloyd Spetz Post 1 in Bismarck, N.D., takes inventory on thousands of canned food donations during the 2006 Open Your Heart program.
In his 2009 “state of the VA” address to Congress, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki focused on the disability claims backlog, access to the VA health-care system, and the homeless veterans issue.
National Commander Clarence Hill says he is pleased VA has acknowledged herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam vets: Parkinson’s disease, hairy cell leukemia and ischemic heart disease.
The fate of the Sunrise Rock War Memorial (Mojave Cross) rests in the hands of a U.S Supreme Court that appeared divided on the issue during Wednesday morning’s hearing.
The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that will provide retroactive payments to servicemembers who suffered traumatic injury while on active duty, Oct. 7, 2001, to Nov. 30, 2005.
Chris Carpenter, former Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year and current St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, is the National League recipient of Major League Baseball’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Eleven students each win $20,000 scholarships
VA is creating more facilities for homeless veterans with $17 million in grant money going to 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Veterans from across the United States will compete for medals in music, dance, drama, creative writing and visual arts at the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in San Antonio.
Congress is moving to put the VA health-care system on an advanced funding cycle – a step The American Legion has urged.
When former Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl volunteered to escort the body of Pfc. Chance Phelps to his final resting place, he had no idea how the mission would affect him and others.
VA has created a new office to help survivors of U.S. veterans and servicemembers with their benefits. The office can modify programs, benefits and services – or create new ones.
The Heroes to Hometowns annual golfing event at Andrews Air Force Base netted $33,000 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund, more than doubling last year’s total.
American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill says he is concerned about a VA directive that refuses public disclosure of inspection reports that might reflect negatively upon VA facilities.