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System Worth Saving site visit to Dallas VA Medical Center

Members of the Legion’s System Worth Saving task force are visiting the Dallas VA Medical Center to ascertain the facility’s quality of patient care and learn of the medical center’s progress in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress.

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Commander Foster is meeting with U.S. Office of Personnel Management to discuss federal hiring practices for veterans

National Commander Jimmie L. Foster is meeting with John Berry, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The two are discussing the national unemployment crisis and how government agencies are stepping up their efforts to hire more veterans.

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Legion staff members from Washington are meeting with VA's Outreach Office

Jacob B. Gadd, deputy director for Healthcare and Daryl Hill, Heroes to Hometowns program coordinator, are meeting with the Department of Veterans Affairs Outreach Office.

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Scoring Junior Shooting Sports targets

Scoring of targets continue for the preliminary round of The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports National Championships.

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Attending Louisiana Mid-Winter Conference

Americanism/Children & Youth staff is providing a Children & Youth presentation at the Department of Louisiana Mid-Winter Conference in Alexandria, La.

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Mailing out American Legion Baseball catalog

American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2011 American Legion Baseball catalog to 4,500 members of The American Legion family. Individuals who placed a Baseball-related order with Emblem Sales in 2010 will receive a catalog, as well as all team business managers from 2010. Catalogs will arrive in mailboxes during the next two weeks. Baseball items may also be purchased online at http://emblem.legion.org/Baseball/departments/346/.

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Distributing OCW gifts to injured servicemembers in California

Members of the Public Relations and National Security staff are joining with volunteers in Southern California to distribute Operation Comfort Warriors gifts to more than 300 wounded warriors at Balboa Naval Hospital. Gifts include backpacks, DVDs, electronics, socks and magazines.

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Attending Q&A session with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

Joe Sharpe, director of the Legion's Economic Division, is attending a Q & A session with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner today at Johns Hopkins University.

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Distributing OCW gifts to injured servicemembers in California

Members of the Public Relations and National Security staff are joining with volunteers in Southern California to distribute Operation Comfort Warriors gifts to more than 300 wounded warriors at Balboa Naval Hospital and Camp Pendleton. Gifts include backpacks, DVDs, electronics, socks and magazines.

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Hosting VET-Force meeting

The Legion's Washington office is hosting a meeting of the 200-member VET-Force (Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force) organization. VET-Force, founded in 1998, promotes small business opportunities for military veterans, particularly disabled veterans, and advocates on their behalf on Capitol Hill.

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