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Chapel to be dedicated at Corps Museum

More than 1.5 million people have visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., since it opened on Nov. 13, 2006.

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Open Your Heart program still strong

Legionnaire Bob Wefald of Lloyd Spetz Post 1 in Bismarck, N.D., takes inventory on thousands of canned food donations during the 2006 Open Your Heart program.

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2009 Samsung Scholars selected

Eleven students each win $20,000 scholarships

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VA's error-prone billing system costs veterans

VA's error-prone billing system costs veterans

Thousands of veterans are improperly billed for their VA health care because of the agency’s inefficient and error-prone billing system, according to a congressional probe of the issue.

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Key resolutions of the 2009 Fall Meetings

Key resolutions passed at the 2009 Fall National Executive Committee Meetings in Indianapolis.

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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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Online professional networking

Online professional networking

Tips on how to use online social networking well when looking for a job.

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Pack your résumé with power verbs

Pack your résumé with power verbs

Use words that are more inviting to read and likely to capture an employer’s attention.

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Cost-cutters and time-savers on the Web

Cost-cutters and time-savers on the Web

A few online services that can help you be more productive. Most are free or very cost-effective.

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Trade-show tactics

Trade-show tactics

A few tips to get the most out of your next professional outing.

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How to nail a sales pitch

How to nail a sales pitch

Step one: When attending a trade show, conference or seminar, be as specific as possible.

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Rule aims to ease PTSD claims

Rule aims to ease PTSD claims

The proposed rule will reduce the evidence a veteran must present to VA if the claimed PTSD “stressor” is tied to fear of hostile military or terrorist activity.

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Timely budgets would ease VA stress

Timely budgets would ease VA stress

Congress is moving to put the VA health-care system on an advanced funding cycle – a step The American Legion has urged.

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Group 8 vets invited back to VA

Group 8 vets invited back to VA

VA health-care system has lifted its six-year ban on new enrollments of Priority Group 8 veterans.

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Target matches COP Keating donations

Target matches COP Keating donations

The American Legion and Target Corporation have joined forces to donate $100,000 to U.S. soldiers who survived a deadly Taliban attack Oct. 3 at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan.

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Legion cheers “landmark” VA advance appropriations measure

Legion cheers “landmark” VA advance appropriations measure

After a long campaign by The American Legion, the Senate passes a bill to provide advance funding for the VA health-care system.

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Legion College welcomes 50 students

The American Legion College convenes Sunday in Indianapolis for its 10th meeting since being reinstituted as an organizational event. Around 50 students will attend.

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Scouts celebrate 100 years

Scouts celebrate 100 years

Boy Scouts of America reaches the century mark.

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VA: Emergency GI Bill payments succeed

In an Oct. 15 review of how the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented, VA was both lauded and criticized for its handling of the education benefit claims backlog.

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Maryland launches state version of legislative council

Past National Commander Clarence Bacon likes the way The American Legion’s National Legislative Council keeps Legionnaires in touch with their members of Congress so much that he broached the idea in his state of Maryland.

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2009 History Contests winners

Winners of the annual National  History Contests were announced during the National Executive Committee Fall Meetings in October.

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Obama signs VA advance funding bill

 Obama signs VA advance funding bill

Landmark law provides budget appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs one year in advance, assuring timely delivery of funding.

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VA calls student veterans to explain GI Bill

VA representatives will soon phone veterans across the country to discuss Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.

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Military health care must be revamped

The American Legion says VA and DoD systems must be improved and expanded

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Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Gen. David H. Petraeus received The American Legion’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Medal - at the 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Adm. Mike Mullen, JCS chairman, says that greater understanding of Middle East culture can help to resolve conflict in that region.

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VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki made strong promises to veterans while speaking at the 91st National Convention.

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Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

In Louisville, The American Legion recognized one member of each armed service for community service with its Spirit of Service Award.

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Benefits guide gets second printing

Benefits guide gets second printing

‘For Service To Your Country’ is step-by-step guide to receiving benefits earned through military service.

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COTA named newest partner

COTA named newest partner

Legion passes resolution to formalize relationship.

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