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Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Freeing terrorists and closing Guantanamo is a terrible idea.

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Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans urged to show up for VES exams

Veterans Evaluation Services has been contracted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform Compensation & Pension exams.

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'Pathways to military student success'

'Pathways to military student success'

Legion provides subject-matter expertise on military licensing and credentialing at the Council of College and Military Educators' annual symposium.

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2015 Legacy Run online registration underway

2015 Legacy Run online registration underway

Registration will continue through August for motorcycle ride that raises funds for children of fallen U.S. servicemembers.

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Original Iwo Jima mold stands tall in Texas

Original Iwo Jima mold stands tall in Texas

The city of Harlingen, Texas, will pay tribute to the flag-raisers for the 70th anniversary of the event.

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Gold Brigade spotlight: Ken Teunissen of South Dakota

Gold Brigade spotlight: Ken Teunissen of South Dakota

Teunissen of Post 15 in Sioux Falls, S.D., recruited 318 new members into the Legion in 2014.

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Eligibility for special monthly compensation

Am I eligible for a special monthly compensation?

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The Smokejumpers

The nation’s first all-black parachute infantry battalion took on dangerous firefighting missions in the final months of World War II.

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Credentialing the Military

Credentialing the Military

Legion summit aims to enhance professional skills in the Armed Services.

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Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Edward Saylor, a Legionnaire, participated in the legendary raid of Tokyo during a critical time in World War II. Only three other Raiders survive.

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Commander Moss plunges for Special Olympics

Commander Moss plunges for Special Olympics

More than 5,300 men and women plunged in the cold Chesapeake Bay to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maryland.

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Remembering the Four Chaplains

Remembering the Four Chaplains

The first Sunday in February is Four Chaplains Sunday.

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VA redeems itself in West LA

VA redeems itself in West LA

Property leased to private businesses will be used once again to serve veterans.

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The Sidney Center seven

The Sidney Center seven

Seven men from a tiny New York community were claimed by the Vietnam War in 90 days.

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Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion's Louis Celli tells House subcommitteee that outsourcing veterans’ health care would be far more costly and fail the special needs of many patients.

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70 years later, World War II Purple Heart returns to France

70 years later, World War II Purple Heart returns to France

Medal reunited during patriotic ceremony at Epinal American Cemetery.

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Monument commission ending flower program

Monument commission ending flower program

American Battlefield Monuments Commission ending Floral Fund Program April 2; orders can still be placed for Memorial Day.

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Legion conducting small-biz workshop

Legion conducting small-biz workshop

Workshop will take place during Washington Conference and is specifically designed for servicemembers, veterans and spouses who own their own businesses or are thinking about starting one.

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Hiring fair, résumé-writing workshop set for D.C.

Hiring fair, résumé-writing workshop set for D.C.

Legion teaming up with Hiring Our Heroes, Easter Seals to conduct employment events during Washington Conference.

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Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

The American Legion recommended improvements to the Transition Assistance Program during congressional testimony in support of government efforts to assist returning warriors in the transition back to civilian life.

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New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

New changes in 2015 Legion Baseball Rule Book

Several new rule changes are included in the book, including clarification to dual participation.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

Legion assists homeless veterans during stand down event

American Legion representatives helped veterans with benefits claims and more during the 21st annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down in Washington, D.C.

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Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

Legion ‘uniquely positioned’ to host credentialing summit

The American Legion has been fighting against credentialing barriers to veterans since the 1990s.

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Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Legion named an official charity for Tree Town Festival

Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts among acts who will perform during four-day festival in Iowa.; Legion service officers will be on hand to assist veterans, their families.

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Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support

National commander: Newest move 'has enhanced our ability to provide that support and show our appreciation for those who sacrifice every day on our behalf.'

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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Florida graduates two SAL college classes

Florida graduates two SAL college classes

The American Legion Detachment of Florida has an SAL college course to educate members about the history of the organization.

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A New Instrument of World Power

A New Instrument of World Power

The decrease in gas prices throughout the United States is affecting the balance of global power.

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Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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