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PTS-TBI ad-hoc committee meets in D.C. to discuss bringing PTS and TBI to VA's and DoD's attention

Members of the PTS-TBI ad-hoc committee are meeting in D.C. today to determine a plan of action for bringing PTS and TBI to the forefront of VA's and DoD's attention.

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D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan is attending a meeting at VACO

D.C. Executive Director Peter Gaytan is attending a meeting at VACO to discuss the Federal Recovery Coordination Program and the National Family Caregivers Month Activities and Programs.

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Participating in Veterans Day events across the country

National Commander Jimmie Foster is taking part in the National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham, Ala., today, while National Vice Commander William Schrier is participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery,

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Fighting for legislation that will offer further protection to Operation New Dawn veterans

While VA has pledged that Operation New Dawn veterans will not be excluded from benefits offered to those who served in OIF/OEF, The American Legion is urging Congress to pass legislation that will offer further protection

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Promoting American Legion Oratorical Contest

The National Americanism Division staff is sending information to five departments that were selected as “focus states” by The American Legion and the National Forensic League to concentrate promotion of The American Legion Oratorical Contest.

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Assisting in revitalization effort in New Hampshire

The Department of New Hampshire – assisted by Michele Steinmetz, assistant director of the National Internal Affairs Division – is in New Durham, N.H., this week with members of American Legion Post 113, to assist them with their revitalization in their community.

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Mailing out 2011 Emblem Sales catalogs

American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2011 merchandise catalog to 85,000 members of The American Legion family. Members who have placed an order with Emblem Sales during the last three years will receive a catalog. Catalogs will arrive in mailboxes during the next two weeks.

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Assisting in developing new post in Michigan

The Department of Michigan, assisted by Billy Johnson and Matt Herndon of the National Headquarters Internal Affairs Division, is in Trout Lake, Mich., this week to assist the community in developing a new American Legion post.

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Participating in national education conference.

Representatives of The American Legion’s National Committee on Education are exhibiting at the annual conference of the National Middle School Association in Baltimore to share information about educational scholarships, Legion youth programs and flag education with middle school educators and administrators from all over the nation.

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Analyzing election results, looking toward new Congress

With the elections completed and a clearer picture of Congress now in place, The American Legion is looking at how various committees that directly impact U.S. veterans and servicemembers will be altered.

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