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Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Veterans Law Review to publish second volume this spring

Review includes notes and articles regarding current "hot topics" involving the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Shinseki outlines VA's 21st-century plans

Adding new staff and improving IT management two of the keys for VA secretary's plan delivered to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday.

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Legion part of legal consortium

Legion part of legal consortium

As a member of the Veterans' Consortium Executive Board, the organization works with other VSOs and individuals to provide free legal representation to veterans.

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Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Easing at least 1 worry for its soldiers

Through its multiple programs, the Army Family Covenant initiative is taking care of the families of the men and women in uniform.

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Preparing for a celebration

Preparing for a celebration

Across the country, posts gear up to mark the 91st birthday of The American Legion.

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Employment program to resume

Employment program to resume

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account.

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Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

Legion looking ahead to NAC conference

April conference brings together more than 60 organizations that participate in VA Volunteer Service.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

A look at key pieces of legislation and hearings moving through or being conducted in Congress.

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Seeking common ground on benefits

Legion, other VSOs meet to look at ways to improving VA's benefits system.

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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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Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaire: HBO series 'pretty accurate'

Legionnaires Dick Eldridge and Karl Koles get a special look at the new HBO series "The Pacific" at the White House with President Obama.

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VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) characterized as "critically ineffective, understaffed, underfunded and marginalized" in Legion's March 11 testimony.

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Hill praises 9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Hill praises  9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional is "a great victory for common sense."

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Military supports green initiatives

Military supports green initiatives

The military is focusing its efforts on being greener with lights, aircraft, vehicles, ships and weapons, but is it for the right reasons?

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Saving the Montagnards

Saving the Montagnards

The Legion is being urged to support two bills that would rescue native people who fought with Americans in the Vietnam War.

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Legion shares views on seamless transition

Legion shares views on seamless transition

Deputy VA&R director testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the problems facing servicemembers moving into civilian life.

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Hill praises military family budget hike

Hill praises military family budget hike

President Obama's plan to raise funding for military families to a record $8.8 billion in 2011 is applauded, but the Legion is calling for a continued commitment to U.S. troops and their loved ones.

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Voicing a commitment to veterans

Voicing a commitment to veterans

Obama calls for America to give its servicemembers 'our full support,' one day after White House staff met with Legion representatives to hear advice on ways to get returning veterans back into the job market.

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Salem Speedway Trials 200, July 18

The Trials 200 in Salem, Ind., was the fourth race of the season on the ASA Late Model Challenge Series circuit.

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76 Freedom Car team attends Tennessee Legion Convention

Team Johnson Motorsports/American Legion Racing attended the Department of Tennessee's Convention at the Nashville Music Hotel from June 26-27.

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Speedweek turns into Speed Day for 76 Freedom Car

On Feb. 5, 2009, practice for The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car went very well. The car started slowly, but the crew made the right changes to the car and was pleased with its speed by the end of the day.

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76 Freedom Car disqualified in controversial decision

Team Johnson Motorsports made the trip from North Carolina to Wisconsin for the first ASA Challenge Series race of the year, the Badgerland 150.

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Legion baseball e-newsletter makes its debut

Legion baseball e-newsletter makes its debut

The Dugout hit more than 500 coaches e-mail inboxes during its debut with the latest baseball news and updates.

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76 Freedom Car finishes 12th

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team arrived in Nashville with a new race car and new determination, as they prepared to compete in a race that marked the halfway point of the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Series for 2009.

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76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

76 Freedom Car team happy with Daytona speed results

Team Johnson Motorsports and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car traveled to Daytona, Fla., Dec. 18-19 to participate in the annual Automobile Racing Club of America tests.

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Legion takes part in VSO roundtable

Legion takes part in VSO roundtable

Quality of health care for veterans living in rural areas the topic of forum organized by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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Legion to weigh in on key issues

Legion to weigh in on key issues

At least four either Senate or House Veterans Affairs' Committee meetings will include verbal testimony from The American Legion in the next few weeks. Invitations to other hearings could come.

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News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approves comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and strengthen VA health care.

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'For Love of Liberty'

'For Love of Liberty'

New PBS documentary chronicles the military contributions of black Americans, from Crispus Attucks to those engaged in today's war on terrorism.

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American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

The American Legion’s Economic Division will host a job fair for veterans, a homeless veterans workshop and a small business development workshop in late February and early March in Washington.

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