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Participating in the Road to Recovery in Orlando

Legion staff is in Orlando this week to participate in the Road to Recovery, an event that provides service and camaraderie to veterans from all over the United States.

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Evaluating VA health care quality in North Carolina.

National staff from The American Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division is evaluating the quality of veterans health care at the VA medical center in Asheville, N.C. The site visit is part of the Legion’s ongoing System Worth Saving program.

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Developing online American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association

The working group undertaking development of an online American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association is conducting its second meeting to review tasks and a proposed design of a website where current and former youth program participants may come together to share discussions.

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Attending veteran homelessness forum

Legion staff is attending a federal forum in Washington to eliminate veteran homelessness. Featured speakers include Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Shaun Donovan.

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Attending veteran homelessness forum

Legion staff is attending a federal forum in Washington to eliminate veteran homelessness. Featured speakers include VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

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Attending Trauma Spectrum Conference

Legion staff is attending the annual Trauma Spectrum Conference at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference will highlight and discuss emerging research on polytrauma recovery and reintegration for servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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Testing updated online American Legion Baseball registration

Testing of the updated 2011 online American Legion Baseball registration is taking place, with full launch available to coaches and chairmen anticipated for January 2, 2011.

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Reviewing The Senior Citizens Relief Act

The Legion is reviewing The Senior Citizens Relief Act (S.2976) and encouraging Congress to supplement the veterans disability and pension pay for fiscal 2011. The Legion also is asking Congress to review methods used to determine whether an increase is necessary to meet the needs of U.S. veterans.

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Attending DADT Senate hearing

Legion staff is attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on a Department of Defense working group reviewing the possible repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Staff is reviewing the DADT report prepared by DoD and advising members of Congress on the Legion’s viewpoint.

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Sending out flag half-staff notification

National Headquarters is sending online subscribers an e-mail alert notification of the presidential proclamation that will be issued requesting half-staffing the U.S. flag for the entire day (sunrise to sunset) on Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Visit http://www.legion.org/flag/notification to receive email alerts from The American Legion of U.S. flag half-staff notification.

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