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Apr 15, 2015, 21:13 ET

The American Legion: VAOIG blasts Philly regional office

A report issued today by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) has substantiated gross mismanagement, negligence...

Apr 12, 2015, 12:59 ET

Ocala, Fla., High School Senior Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

A senior from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college scholarship...

Apr 11, 2015, 17:38 ET

Three High School Orators to Face Off Sunday for Top National Honor

Out of an original 52 contestants, only three remain as finalists in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A...

Apr 11, 2015, 15:22 ET

Nine high school orators survive first round, advance to national semi-finals this afternoon

Excitement ran high for nine of 52 top high school orators as they advanced from the first round of intense competition in a national speech...

Apr 01, 2015, 16:28 ET

ESPN to expand coverage of Legion World Series

 ESPN will expand its live coverage of The American Legion World Series (ALWS) to broadcast two semifinal games, Aug. 17, on its ESPNU channel...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:14 ET

Concerned about veterans homelessness, American Legion takes to the streets of L.A.

 The American Legion is taking to the streets of Los Angeles to lend a helping hand to that city's population of homeless veterans. A team of...

Mar 18, 2015, 15:32 ET

American Legion town hall mtg for L.A. veterans set for March 23

- The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting in Los Angeles on March 23 for local veterans, in response to reports of serious delays in...

Mar 06, 2015, 09:58 ET

The American Legion seeks entries for Fourth Estate Awards in print, broadcast and Internet media

The American Legion encourages media to submit entries this month in the annual Fourth Estate Awards competition for excellence in...

Feb 11, 2015, 16:32 ET

Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm expressed support for President Obama's call today to use military force against the Islamic...

Nov 24, 2014, 19:38 ET

VA director's overdue firing applauded by Legion

Monday's termination of embattled Phoenix VA Healthcare System Director Sharon Helman is "a long-awaited step along the road to restored trust...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:45 ET

Legion launches new career platform

The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform...

Nov 20, 2014, 23:40 ET

Legion remains firm on immigration

 Though pleased with some aspects of President Obama's executive order regarding illegal immigration announced this evening, American Legion...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:45 ET

Audie Murphy tops American Legion's "Most Beloved Veterans" survey

 Medal of Honor recipient and film star Audie Murphy topped an online survey of America's "Most Beloved Veterans" conducted by The American...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:38 ET

Vermont Teddy Bear Launches New Line of Bears to Help American Legion Programs

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, the nation's largest producer of handcrafted teddy bears, is showing its patriotic colors with the introduction of...

Oct 31, 2014, 21:40 ET

Legion on Tahmooressi Release: 'Treat his Post Traumatic Stress'

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm issued the following statement regarding Mexico's decision to release Andrew...

Oct 09, 2014, 17:15 ET

Legion wants feds to leave veterans preference alone

 The federal government's veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board...

Oct 01, 2014, 23:06 ET

Legion to Obama: Pick Up the Phone and Call Mexico

 American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm called on President Obama to implore Mexican authorities to immediately release Marine...

Sep 29, 2014, 11:55 ET

The American Legion Announces The Oak Ridge Boys As National Spokespeople

  The American Legion and the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military...

Sep 18, 2014, 19:43 ET

American Legion National Commander slams lack of accountability at VA in Letter to President Obama

Angered by a recent IG report on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the testimony of senior VA officials, American Legion National Commander...

Sep 10, 2014, 22:50 ET

Legion National Commander: President deserves support in War against Islamic State Terrorists

 "A step in the right direction," is how American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm characterized the president's plan to degrade and...