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2014 national history contest winners announced

2014 national history contest winners announced

More than 40 entries span four categories.

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Kansas City Royals player earns Legion Baseball honor

Kansas City Royals player earns Legion Baseball honor

American Legion names Alex Gordon its 2015 Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year.

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Kaiserslautern post part of POW/MIA ceremony

Kaiserslautern post part of POW/MIA ceremony

Multiple veterans groups represented.

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Nine students receive $20,000 Samsung Scholarship

Nine students receive $20,000 Samsung Scholarship

The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is available for Boys State and Girls State attendees and is used toward undergraduate studies.

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Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

National commander challenges NECmen present at the first session of Fall Meetings to "stoke the fires" of posts in their local communities.

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School Award Medal Program for youth

School Award Medal Program for youth

American Legion posts are encouraged to recognize boys and girls who demonstrate quality character and good citizenship.

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CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

The Legion's Child Welfare Foundation awarded 18 nonprofit organizations with grants to benefit their mission of supporting children and youth.

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The anonymous war against ISIS

The anonymous war against ISIS

Despite a $1 billion price tag and commitment of significant military resources, the mission against ISIS is still, puzzlingly, unnamed.

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Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Veterans have service-learned skills and experience that can set them apart from ciivilian applicants in these five careers.

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Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Legionnaires recognized for their commitment as caregivers

Brodeur family honored in Washington for its dedication and commitment as caregivers to their son Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, an Iraq veteran.

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Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

Legion says veterans preference needs to remain in place to help veterans compete with civilians in the job market.

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Teach For America wants to enlist veterans

Teaching certification organization is looking for veterans and servicemembers who wish to continue serving their country as educators to low-income students.

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Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

Legion's Fall Meetings begin next week in Indy

National commander and National Executive Committee to review commission reports, discuss Legion priorities and vote on resolutions.

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National Security report - 10/3/14

Week ending 10/3/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Gold Brigade spotlight: Edward Castillo of California

Gold Brigade spotlight: Edward Castillo of California

Edward Castillo of Post 68 in Hayward, Calif., recruited 51 new members into the Legion in 2014.

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OCW donation paves way for clothes closet for homeless veterans

OCW donation paves way for clothes closet for homeless veterans

American Legion creates, stocks clothes closet with nearly $5,000 worth of jackets, sweatshirts, jeans and other essentials at VA facility in Shreveport, La.

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Nearly 200 veterans hired after New Jersey job fair

Nearly 200 veterans hired after New Jersey job fair

Department looks to build on success of May hiring event by hosting more veterans opportunities this month.

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Military movie collection available for screenings

Military movie collection available for screenings

“Best of the GI Film Festival” films and select military movies available in time for Veterans Day events.

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'I am grateful for The American Legion'

'I am grateful for The American Legion'

More than 390 veterans get help at the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in Washington, D.C.

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Disabled veterans honored by memorial in D.C.

Disabled veterans honored by memorial in D.C.

Nation's first memorial dedicated to disabled servicemen and women allows tells the stories of their journeys and sacrifices.

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Wisconsin governor recalls Boys Nation experience

Wisconsin governor recalls Boys Nation experience

Before becoming Wisconsin's highest executive official, Scott Walker was once a rising high school senior who moved through Badger Boys State and ultimately Boys Nation.

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One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

One-on-one advocacy for those who need it

Nearly 200 veterans get help in the first two days of the Legion's Veterans Outreach Center in D.C.

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Bridging the military-to-civilian gap

Bridging the military-to-civilian gap

Legion's credentialing working group meets in D.C. office ahead of February summit.

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A better environment for veterans

A better environment for veterans

Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Chairman Ralph Bozella reflects on the success of the Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Centers, the future of outreach centers.

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Legion to Obama: Implore Mexican authorities to release Marine veteran

National commander calls on presiden to demand release of jailed U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi.

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Second call to Fall Meeting

Second call to Fall Meeting

Meeting to be held Oct. 15.

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National Security report - 9/26/14

Week ending 9/26/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Heroes Welcome

Through the Citizen Honors program, Medal of Honor recipients recognize the extraordinary deeds of ordinary Americans.

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Strength through truth

For 50 years, the Defense Information School has turned out highly trained journalists, broadcasters and public affairs professionals.

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I Am The American Legion - Bob Skinner

“The people in The American Legion are generous. The people in The American Legion care about you.”

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