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GPS for Troops seeking donations

GPS for Troops seeking donations

With 30,000 servicemembers set to deploy to Afghanistan, more GPS units with Middle East information are needed.

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New year brings new need for blood donation

New year brings new need for blood donation

January is National Blood Donor Month. Legionnaires are encouraged to give blood and host blood drives at posts as part of the American Legion Blood Donor Program.

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Employment award nominations due

Employment award nominations due

Nominees are due Jan. 15 for The American Legion's National Economic Awards, which recognize businesses that employ veterans, disabled veterans and older people.

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Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Legionnaires are urged to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support H.J. Res. 47, S.J. Res. 15.

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Prescription copayment increase delayed

Prescription copayment increase delayed

A scheduled Department of Veterans Affairs $1 increase in veterans' prescription copayments will be delayed until June 30.

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ARCA up next for Jerick Johnson

ARCA up next for Jerick Johnson

The driver of The American Legion/David Law Firm No. 76 Freedom Car will be in Indianapolis this weekend to accept the 2009 American Speed Association Late Model Challenge Series Rookie of the Year trophy.

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Online baseball registration a big hit

Online baseball registration a big hit

Since Jan. 1, more than 1,600 teams have successfully completed the application process within minutes.

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More recovery coordinators for veterans

More recovery coordinators for veterans

VA has announced the hiring of five federal recovery coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for seriously injured troops.

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Amiss on Missile Defense

Amiss on Missile Defense

Many observers, both in the U.S. and abroad, do not agree with President Obama's plan to kill permanent missile defenses in Eastern Europe.

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Legion launches benefits calculator

Legion launches benefits calculator

The American Legion has launched a new online tool that guides veterans through the often-complicated claims process.

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Legion.org webcast schedule announced

Legion.org webcast schedule announced

More American Legion events and activities than ever before will be streamed live on www.legion.org this year.

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Legion Baseball to launch e-newsletter

Legion Baseball to launch e-newsletter

Debuting later this month, The Dugout will bring pressing baseball news and updates right to coaches' fingertips.

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'Quality over quantity'

'Quality over quantity'

The American Legion says the Department of Veterans Affairs' claims backlog can be reduced by simply altering the way VA processes those claims.

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Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

Legion to Congress: 'Fix the backlog!'

At roundtable discussion, VSOs urge Congress to reduce the VA disability claims backlog.

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VA reaches out to second-semester students

VA reaches out to second-semester students

In an effort to meet its Feb. 1 processing goal for GI Bill payments, VA says it is trying to work together with student veterans and school officials.

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Youth support troops with cards

Youth support troops with cards

After visiting schools in Grand Haven, Mich., Charles A. Conklin Post 28 vice commander David MacKellar wanted area youth to support our troops overseas. The holiday season created the perfect opportunity.

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From haberdasher to high office

From haberdasher to high office

While serving as president of the United States, Harry Truman never left behind his passion for The American Legion, an organization he helped grow.

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Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

Nurse scholarship applications available Feb. 1

The Eight and Forty Scholarship offers $3,000 in aid to registered nurses desiring career advancement.

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Hill launches market-penetration awards

Hill launches market-penetration awards

Two departments will be honored for improving the Legion's market penetration while hitting 95 percent of their membership goal by a May target date.

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Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Legion helps homeless vets at stand down

Several members of The American Legion's national staff joined VA Secretary Eric Shinseki at the Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down on Jan. 23.

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Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Baseball star reflects on his playing days

Former MLB star and Legion Baseball World Series commentator Luis Gonzalez sits down with The American Legion for a question-and-answer session.

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Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Brendan Marrocco's father has established the Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust to raise money to cover Brendan's housing needs when the severely injured soldier is discharged from Walter Reed.

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VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

VA to automate GI Bill claims processing

To help clean up the claims backlog left over from first-semester Post-9/11 GI Bill users, VA is planning to enhance the way it processes claims.

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Legion attends 'Time Out For Veteran's Health'

The American Legion's Washington office staff participated on Nov. 9 in "Time Out For Veteran's Health" - a free health concerns event for veterans conducted at FedExField.

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Habitat for Humanity partners with The American Legion

New Habitat ‘toolkit’ engages civilians and servicemembers.

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Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Following the Marine Corps’ 234th birthday uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony on the station parade field Nov. 6, two Marines earned another title – U.S. citizen.

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Boehner: National system could hurt VA

Boehner: National system could hurt VA

House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner says medical facilities for veterans and military personnel stand to suffer if a new national health-care system becomes law.

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Staff hits Washington Mall for outreach effort

American Legion VA&R staff spent Veterans Day on the Washington Mall, greeting veterans and handing out items.

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COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

The first batch of comfort items purchased through The American Legion's COP Keating Relief Fund reached their intended recipients on Friday.

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Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Advocates for forming the American Legion in 1919 called Gen. John J. Pershing one of their staunchest allies.

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