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Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Five American Legion departments already have secured full co-sponsorship of House Joint Resolution 47.

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Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

In the nation's troubled housing market, VA reports that its home loans have had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry.

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Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts to kick off 100th anniversary with live audio cast that figures to unite a quarter million Scouting enthusiasts nationwide.

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Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

National Commander Clarence Hill is in California, where the ACLU is trying to have a cross removed that has stood at a veterans memorial since 1954.

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Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

The Sussex Square Homeowners' Association Board has withdrawn legal action against a World War II Medal of Honor recipient who erected a flagpole with the U.S. flag on his property.

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VA releases hospital 'report card'

VA releases hospital 'report card'

Report notes that while VA's quality of care is outstanding, there is still work to be done in some areas.

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Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legislation includes $134.6 billion allocated toward critical VA, military programs.

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A Soldier's Wish

A Soldier's Wish

An early Easter ambush changes Brendan Marrocco's life forever.

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VA, Legion working together to investigate billing claims

VA, Legion working together to investigate billing claims

The American Legion recently reached out to VA's Chief Business Office in an effort to investigate and correct any cases of improper billing.

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An easier path to citizenship

An easier path to citizenship

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., recently organized an official naturalization class.

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American Legion Baseball enters the digital era

American Legion Baseball enters the digital era

Starting on Jan. 1, coaches will be able to register their teams online.

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2010 Flag & Emblem catalog now available

2010 Flag & Emblem catalog now available

The catalog features more than 70 new items that will appeal to every member of The American Legion family.

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Milwaukee: Premiere Midwest destination

Milwaukee: Premiere Midwest destination

Milwaukee is a premiere Midwestern meeting destination. State-of-the-art convention facilities are conveniently located at Midwest Airlines Center.

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Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Identical versions of the flag amendment rest in committee in both chambers of Congress. Legionnaires are encouraged to contact their senators and representatives and ask them to support the amendment.

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Eleventh annual Legion College under way

Eleventh annual Legion College under way

Attendees urged to wisely use what they learn during weeklong classroom presentations and practical exercises.

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Oratoricals helped shape Lou Dobbs' career

Oratoricals helped shape Lou Dobbs' career

Growing up in southern Idaho, CNN co-founder Lou Dobbs was once an Oratorical Contest state champion.

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Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion Baseball World Series champs, Midland, Mich., to be honored during Major League Baseball World Series tonight

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Legion to attend 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing today

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion’s Washington office, will attend the 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing at the White House today at 2:30 p.m.

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VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a solicitation Oct. 21 for temporary contractor support to assist in processing the increased volume of education claims received since implementing the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years

American Legion calls on members to help celebrate anniversary of The Boy Scouts.

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Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion Baseball World Series champs, Midland, Mich., was honored during Major League Baseball World Series on Oct. 28.

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Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legionnaires across the nation volunteered 916,598 hours of their time at VA medical centers and other facilities, saving VA – and taxpayers – about $18.5 million.

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Freedom Car races for rookie honors

 Freedom Car races for rookie honors

Jerick Johnson, driver of  The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car, seeks Rookie of the Year title at Memphis Motorsports Park.

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Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

“A good temporary solution” is how American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill characterized VA’s decision to employ an outside contractor to assist in processing the large volume of GI Bill claims.

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Committee OKs amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses

Committee OKs Buyer amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses.

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51 graduate from Legion College

51 graduate from Legion College

The American Legion National College graduated its second-largest class ever. The group made a lasting mark on the community with a donation to the local VA medical center.

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Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

The 2009 class donated $512 to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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VSOs send letter of thanks to Reid

VSOs send letter of thanks to Reid

The American Legion and 12 other VSOs signed a letter of thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressing appreciation for his help in moving important legislation on VA health care quickly to the Senate for a floor vote.

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Legion has mixed feelings on new Defense Act

Legion has mixed feelings on new Defense Act

Although The American Legion applauded a 3.4-percent pay increase for servicemembers and an additional 30,000 troops for the U.S. Army, it expressed disappointment that Congress failed to improve certain veterans benefits.

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VA puts hold on new Agent Orange claims

VA puts hold on new Agent Orange claims

VA has stayed the adjudication of new claims based on exposure to Agent Orange; it says that new regulations on presumptive medical conditions need to be finalized.

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