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'I'm a different person now'

For 30 years, The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy has instilled integrity and respect in Arizona youth.

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VA site helps college counselors, student veterans

Web site intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses.

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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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Soldier's legacy lives

Kick For Nick program preserves soldier's memory.

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Do our children know all the words?

Schoolchildren of Waregem, Belgium, spend the better part of each year learning to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in English.

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The Shelf Lives of Warplanes

B-52 Stratofortress and C-130 Hercules aircraft have flown for decades. What separates them from today’s high-tech warbirds, which cost more but aren’t as durable?

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Burden of Proof

Leaders say a philosophy of suspicion keeps VA from making significant progress on the swelling backlog of veteran disability claims.

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Riders gear up for Legacy Run

Nearly 300 motorcycle riders, passengers and support staff will roar out of Indianapolis on Aug. 18 on the fourth annual American Legion Legacy Run.

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Legacy Scholarship blesses late soldier's family

Legacy Scholarship blesses late soldier's family

On Sept. 23, 2004, Sgt. 1st Class Otie J. McVey was medically evacuated from Baghdad. The 53-year-old Army reservist from Oak Hill, W.Va., was treated for an illness unrelated to combat.

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Missouri Home Saved

Legion Riders raise $75,000 to save Missouri home for at-risk girls

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History of American Legion Baseball

History of American Legion Baseball

Legion Baseball has thrived through wars, economic turmoil and national tragedies. Some 85 years later, the league is as strong as ever.

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Sept. 16 could become American Legion Day

 Sept. 16 could become American Legion Day

Rep. Deborah L. Halvorson, D-Ill., introduced House Resolution 679 on July 24, calling on Americans to observe American Legion Day on Sept. 16.

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Eric Haney: Spreading the word about prostate cancer through Honor Flights

 Eric Haney: Spreading the word about prostate cancer through Honor Flights

Veteran discusses his role in prostate cancer campaign.

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Medicare reimbursement bill introduced in House

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., introduced legislation July 28 that would allow VA to bill Medicare for third-party reimbursements of eligible veterans for nonservice-connected medical conditions.

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Pin created for Comfort Warriors donors

 Pin created for Comfort Warriors donors

Conventioneers who donate $10 or more while at Convention will receive a specially designed OCW pin.

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76 Freedom Car places 12th in Salem race

There’s no denying the team’s dramatic improvement this year, and its effect on Legion posts near the race sites.

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Former star Josh Burton remembered

Former star Josh Burton remembered

Josh Burton played Legion ball in Lewiston, Idaho. He died tragically in an auto accident last year. His community honored him with an alumni game and scholarship.

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Boys Nation elects 2009 leadership

 Boys Nation elects 2009 leadership

Christopher Andrews, 17, of Green River, Wyo., was elected president of The American Legion Boys Nation.

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Legion to Congress: Leave VA, DoD health care alone

Commander Rehbein responded to President Obama's urgent call for national health-care reform by urging Congress to leave VA and DoD health-care systems alone.

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Congressman Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., says high-quality health care for veterans is at the top of his list of priorities.

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Senate passes survivor benefits amendment

Aamendment repeals the offset of pay for surviving spouses who are eligible for both military and survivor benefits.

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Filner thanks Legion for promoting VA health-care legislation

Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., at a July 21 meeting with Legionnaires in Washington, D.C.

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The world according to Joe Matthews

The world according to Joe Matthews

The past national commander has seen, heard and done plenty in his 96 years.

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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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House considers resolution to honor Korean War vets

House of Representatives is considering a resolution to honor the 6.8 million Americans who served in the Korean War by adding Korean War Armistice Day.

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Mississippi Legion Riders raise funds

American Legion Riders in Mississippi took to the highways June 13, riding into Jackson from four different directions to raise money for the Tupelo Children's Mansion, which provides shelter and support for abused children.

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Milcon, VA appropriations bill passes House

Bill would greatly increase VA funding for medical services, support and facilities, passed the House of Representatives on July 10.

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Three critical concepts behind every winning résumé

Three critical concepts behind every winning résumé

The challenge is to craft a document that creates a picture of yourself that ties into your current career goals.

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MLB greats adding commentary

MLB greats adding commentary

Major League Baseball's Jeff Kent and Luis Gonzalez are adding their lively commentary to the web cast of The American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Freedom Car meets "The Rock" on Independence Day

Team Johnson Motorsports was in Rockingham, N.C. July 4 weekend. 76 Freedom Car visited nearby posts and raced in the ASA Late Model Cherry Bomb 200.

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