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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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Legion voices veterans' concerns to Congress

Legion voices veterans' concerns to Congress

The American Legion has participated in two roundtable meetings with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to discuss issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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Your vote can mean $250,000 for OCW

Your vote can mean $250,000 for OCW

The American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program is competing for a $250,000 grant to be awarded by Pepsi Cola, Inc. Grant recipients are determined by the number of votes received online.

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Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Legion briefs reservists at Yellow Ribbon event

Servicemembers and their spouses learn the roles and functions of American Legion department service officers and their value to new veterans when submitting claims for service-connected disabilities.

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Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

Disability claims, homelessness top VA list

The administration’s budget was rolled out this week, which features three prominent issues that The American Legion has worked diligently on to keep high on the national agenda.

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Obama signs Veterans' Emergency Care Act

Obama signs Veterans' Emergency Care Act

This legislation amends existing statutes to allow the VA to reimburse eligible veterans for portions of emergency treatment that are not covered by their private insurance.

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PTSD claims will be streamlined

PTSD claims will be streamlined

Veterans will soon find the process to get a service connection for post-traumatic stress disorder a little easier.

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Freedom Car prepares for ARCA race

Freedom Car prepares for ARCA race

Jerick Johnson and Team Johnson Motorsports are in Florida preparing for the 80-lap Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

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The bravery of four chaplains

The bravery of four chaplains

One of World War II’s most enduring stories is that of four chaplains, who came from different faiths, but shared courage and selflessness in common during a tragic night.

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Legion: Now is not the time to repeal ban

Legion releases message points to clarify its position on DoD’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting open homosexuality in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Legion testifies to Congress on VA's budget

Legion testifies to Congress on VA's budget

Commander Hill says that advance VA appropriations are “an extremely important step forward in the budgetary process, and will go far in giving veterans the health care they deserve.”

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Engine problem sidelines 76 Freedom Car

Engine problem sidelines 76 Freedom Car

Jerick Johnson's qualification speed too slow to make starting field of the Lucas Oil Slick Miss 200 in Daytona, Fla.

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Injured veteran honored on talk show

Injured veteran honored on talk show

The Bonnie Hunt Show wanted to honor an injured servicemember on Veterans Day. Working on short notice, representatives from the Legion's Heroes to Hometowns program found the perfect candidate.

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76 Freedom Car bounces back

76 Freedom Car bounces back

Jerick Johnson drives to a seventh-place finish at New Smyrna Speedway Monday night.

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