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VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

VA study to target women Vietnam veterans

The study, which begins in November, will contact approximately 10,000 women and gather information from mail surveys, phone interviews and medical records.

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Big Twelve winners announced

Big Twelve winners announced

Five American Legion departments earn $2,000 toward computer equipment for hitting pledged March target date membership goal.

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'Stealth Jihad' available online

'Stealth Jihad' available online

American Legion Magazine article focuses on strict version of Islam that calls for using violence to bring about a global Islamic state.

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OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

Legion sends 800 pairs of wool socks to wounded servicemembers recovering in Afghanistan.

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Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Organizations discuss ways to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs' veteran-employee rate of 29.7 percent.

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Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

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Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Legion starts fund to help father of slain Marine after court orders the father to pay the lawyers' fees for the Westboro Baptist Church.

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April 14 target date approaching

April 14 target date approaching

Legion hopes to hit 95 percent of 2009-2010 membership goal by mid-April.

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Protected for a reason

Protected for a reason

Since 1919, the Legion's emblem has represented the ideals and principles of the organization.

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OCW representative honored at Pacer game

OCW representative honored at Pacer game

Injured Iraq veteran honored during NBA game in Indianapolis as representative of Operation Comfort Warriors.

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VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.

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Veteran small businesses get aid from SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the award of grants to 10 local SBA Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to increase entrepreneurial assistance to veterans.

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Ohio choir evokes happiness

Ohio choir evokes happiness

For 39 years, the Austintown Fitch Concert Choir has brought hope and happiness to veterans in VA hospitals.

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Legacy scholarship deadline near

Legacy scholarship deadline near

Applications submitted for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship must be postmarked by April 15.

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Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

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Legion attends event for military families

Legion attends event for military families

To confront the challenges facing military families, a group of public and private sector leaders, including an American Legion representative, met in Jacksonville, Fla., last month for a discussion event.

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Catching up with Albert Pujols

Catching up with Albert Pujols

Three-time National League MVP and Legion Baseball alum shares his inspiration and motivation.

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Baseball seeks permanent Series site

Baseball seeks permanent Series site

A permanent site will enable the Legion to eliminate unexpected transportation expenses and focus on building relationships and game attendance.

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Legion Player of the Year from Wisconsin

Legion Player of the Year from Wisconsin

Tyler Jacobson from Oneida, Wis., recently received the George W. Rulon American Legion Baseball Player of the Year.

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NSFR: Operation Military Family Outreach

NSFR: Operation Military Family Outreach

The American Legion's National Security/Foreign Relations Division continued its Operation Military Family Outreach (OFMO) initiative by attending a recent conference in Arlington, Va.

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Tune in live for the Commander's Call

Tune in live for the Commander's Call

The Commander's Call of the 50th American Legion Washington Conference will be streamed live on www.legion.org Tuesday, March 2, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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Taking history on the road

Taking history on the road

A former Emil A. Blackmore Museum exhibit at The American Legion National Headquarters has moved to Kentucky to entertain a new generation in a historic American setting.

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Making a difference in many ways

Making a difference in many ways

DSO school covers legislation, disability evaluations, claims appeals and advocacy training.

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Legion fights for GI Bill changes

Legion fights for GI Bill changes

Currently, the Post-9/11 GI Bill won't cover vocational courses or on-the-job training offered at non-degree granting institutions. The American Legion hopes to fix that.

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A successful season for the 76 Freedom Car

A successful season for the 76 Freedom Car

ASA Challenge Series Rookie of the Year trophy now on display at National Headquarters.

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Emphasizing homelessness prevention

Emphasizing homelessness prevention

At its Homeless Veterans' Provider Workshop last week, The American Legion continued its campaign of advocacy and assistance for homeless vets.

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Legion DSO School focuses on women vets

Legion DSO School focuses on women vets

Issues faced by women veterans got front-and-center treatment Feb. 26 on the last day of The American Legion's Department Service Officers School.

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Department Oratorical winner names due

Department Oratorical winner names due

March 8 is the deadline for American Legion state departments to submit the names of winners participating in the Legion's 73rd National Oratorical Championship Contest to national headquarters.

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Need for volunteering continues to grow

Need for volunteering continues to grow

Panel discussion addresses the importance of Legionnaires volunteering in various areas to serve their fellow veterans.

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Adding a veteran's perspective

Through the House of Representative's Wounded Warrior Program, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael Collins has found a way to make a difference for fellow veterans.

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