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Answering the Legion's call to action

Answering the Legion's call to action

Veterans Employment Act of 2010 ‘touches all the bases in addressing key challenges' faced by unemployed veterans.

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Legacy Run route announced

Legacy Run route announced

The 2010 Legacy Run will leave Indianapolis on Aug. 22 and stop in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin before ending in Milwaukee.

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Allen Corporation wins Economic award

Allen Corporation wins Economic award

The American Legion's National Economic Commission is proud to announce that Allen Corporation of America has won the 2009 Employer of Older Workers award.

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Legion fights for Post-9/11 GI Bill expansion

Legion fights for Post-9/11 GI Bill expansion

The American Legion's Bob Madden appeared before Congress on Wednesday, testifying on the need for Post-9/11 GI Bill coverage at non-degree granting institutions.

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A Canine's Care

A Canine's Care

Marine corporal Isaiah Schaffer returned from Iraq in 2005 with PTSD so bad he wouldn't leave his apartment. A service dog named Meghan changed his life.

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Bill aims to expand VA care for under-served

Bill aims to expand VA care for under-served

Female veterans, rural patients and caregiver families are pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by the Legion's priority list.

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Alabama up next for Freedom Car

Alabama up next for Freedom Car

Jerick Johnson will drive in Friday's ARCA 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Problems with VBA's fiduciary program

Problems with VBA's fiduciary program

Legion representative says work-credit system can be blamed for slow processing of financial-assistance applications.

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Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Northrop Grumman prompts debate

Contractor walks away from bidding on next generation of Air Force tankers, taking away perhaps the best mission-capable candidate from the equation.

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April is Children and Youth Month

April is Children and Youth Month

Legionnaires can support children and youth by raising funds to benefit their local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

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VSOs gather to discuss various issues

VA's claims backlog, the 2012 budget and the GI Bill among the issues discussed.

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Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Study to look at ways to treat TBI

Legion representative takes part in conference call on hyperbaric oxygen treatment for traumatic brain injury.

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VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA launches call center for homeless vets

VA has launched its National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, a phone service that links homeless and at-risk veterans to appropriate VA and community-based resources.

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Tune in live for Oratorical finals

Tune in live for Oratorical finals

On April 11, The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest will be streamed live via the Legion's Web site.

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Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

Deadline for Eagle Scout of the Year near

April 1 is the deadline for Legion departments to submit their nominations to National Headquarters.

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Disability compensation made easier

Disability compensation made easier

VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register establishing new presumptions of service connection for nine infectious diseases associated with military service.

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The Grunion mystery, solved at last

The Grunion mystery, solved at last

A submarine commander's sons succeeded in locating the watery grave of their father and his crew.

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'Get Out The Vote'

'Get Out The Vote'

Legionnaires, support your country by encouraging citizens to cast their ballot in their local, state and federal elections.

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VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

VA: Broken claims system can't be fixed

A ground up, tech-based rebuild is underway to end the backlog crisis.

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How will health-care reform affect you?

How will health-care reform affect you?

The Burn Pit takes a close look at the potential ramifications of Sunday night's passage of health-care reform.

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Department of Veterans Affairs news

Department of Veterans Affairs news

Information about new VA programs, policies and plans.

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Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

Hill confident health plan won't harm VA, DoD

National Commander Hill feels confident passage of the health-care reform legislation won't have a negative impact on DoD, VA delivery, practices, but the Legion will make sure that continues to be the case.

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E-Benefits portal discussed

Portal, to debut April 1, will allow veterans to check on the status of their claims, check payment history and collect information regarding benefits to which they may be entitled.

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Audit finds exam shortcomings

Audit finds exam shortcomings

VA Inspector General's report finds issues with VA's ability to provide timely exams for potentially service-connected disabled veterans.

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The Legion on Capitol Hill

The Legion on Capitol Hill

Legion representative meets with congressional legislative assistants to discuss various facets of VA claims process.

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Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

RecruitMilitary will host a veterans career fair and opportunity expo Thursday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

It’s official: Legion wins Pepsi contest

Operation Comfort Warriors garners most online votes to nab $250,000 grant.

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Legion, Auxiliary look at 'Family Day'

Volunteering opportunities for the entire Legion family explored during recent meeting.

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2010 baseball rule book available

2010 baseball rule book available

Coaches can pick up a copy of the updated American Legion Baseball Rule Book from their department baseball chairman.

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Baseball not just for the boys

Baseball not just for the boys

Girls playing the national pastime is controversial for many, but not for American Legion Baseball.

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