News from American Legion A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages.

Latest

Mar 24, 2013, 22:06 ET American Legion Commander: CBS Apology Accepted

American Legion National Commander and Vietnam War veteran James E. Koutz, issued the following statement regarding the on-air apology issued by...


Mar 20, 2013, 23:12 ET American Legion Commander: CBS Should Apologize for Insulting Vietnam War Veterans

 In a scathing letter sent to CBS, Vietnam War veteran and American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz called for the Tiffany Network to...


Mar 15, 2013, 16:52 ET American Legion defends VA chief against columnist's charges

The leader of The American Legion has come out swinging in defense of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki. Shinseki, a retired four-star...


Mar 14, 2013, 17:51 ET American Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

The leader of the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization is expressing "great concern" over allegations that the Department of...


Mar 12, 2013, 14:47 ET Legion supports new look at 'Drone Medal'

Production of the controversial new service award has been halted while its ranking is being reconsidered. Echoing concerns of The American...


Feb 20, 2013, 19:05 ET The American Legion reiterates anti-sequestration stand

With threats of cutbacks to the work hours and earnings of more than three-quarters of a million defense support workers, the leader of the...


Oct 18, 2012, 16:39 ET White House, Congress failing to live up to responsibilities

 The following is an editorial by James E. Koutz, National Commander of The American Legion: According to dictionary.com a popular...


Sep 13, 2012, 18:51 ET Commander of the American Legion applauds new Stolen Valor Act

House overwhelmingly passes measure designed to hold up in Supreme Court; bill focuses on fraud aspect of lying about military service....


Apr 24, 2012, 08:42 ET Legion Announces 2012 Recipients of Top Journalism Award

One broadcast station, a newspaper and a war correspondent's feature on an online news website will receive The American Legion's Fourth Estate...


Sep 30, 2011, 08:25 ET American Legion to Washington: Cuts to Defense or Military Retirement Benefits Would Be Foolish, Risky

Commenting on proposals to slash the DoD budget, the leader of The American Legion said the cuts, along with changes to military retirement...


Feb 25, 2011, 14:48 ET American Legion Defends Sanctity of Marriage

The American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster sent a letter today to the congressional leadership concerning the U.S. Justice...


Jan 06, 2011, 12:00 ET American Legion Applauds House's Constitutional Reading

"Music to America's ears," was how The American Legion's National Commander characterized today's reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of...


Jan 04, 2011, 17:25 ET American Legion: Appeal Mt. Soledad Ruling

Following today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The American Legion called on the Justice Department to appeal the...


Dec 09, 2010, 12:04 ET The American Legion to Senate: 'DREAM Act Rewards Crime'

The National Commander of The American Legion called on the U.S. Senate to stop the so-called DREAM Act after the bill passed in the House of...


Nov 18, 2010, 12:42 ET 'Veterans Paid the Price, Cut Debt Elsewhere,' Says The American Legion

"There they go again," said The American Legion's National Commander Jimmie Foster about the recommendations of two debt reduction commissions...


Nov 08, 2010, 17:14 ET Legion: Listen to USMC Warnings About Lifting DADT

The American Legion has called on Congress, the president and the Pentagon to carefully consider the concerns voiced by the Commandant of the U.S....


Oct 25, 2010, 08:13 ET Legion on Gettysburg Casino: 'Honor not for sale'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization reaffirmed his group's opposition to a proposed casino near the Gettysburg...


Oct 14, 2010, 08:52 ET Legion to President: Appeal DADT Court Decision

As the board of directors of The American Legion met in Indianapolis, its national commander called on President Obama to immediately appeal the...


Jul 28, 2010, 16:46 ET Amnesty Won't Work: Secure Our Borders

The following guest editorial by the national commander of The American Legion Clarence E. Hill is offered for your publication...


Jul 26, 2010, 16:55 ET The American Legion: Enforce Laws Against Classified Leakers

In the wake of the publication of more than 90,000 secret military documents by a Web site, the leader of The American Legion called upon Justice...


May 03, 2010, 10:00 ET The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Competing for $250K Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant

Votes Needed! The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund is competing for a $250,000 grant to be awarded by the Pepsi Beverage Company as part...


Apr 28, 2010, 15:18 ET Legion Leader Hails Supreme Court Decision on Mojave Cross as Victory for Common Sense

The national commander of The American Legion today hailed the 5-4 decision of the Supreme court reversing a lower court decision that could have...


Apr 15, 2010, 16:26 ET ABA Journal Wins The American Legion's Top Journalism Award

The American Bar Association Journal has been selected to receive The American Legion's Fourth Estate Award for publishing, "The Cemetery Sea," in...


Mar 12, 2010, 15:35 ET American Legion National Commander Praises 9th Circuit Pledge Ruling

"A great victory for common sense," was how The American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill characterized yesterday's ruling by the Ninth...


Mar 01, 2010, 08:31 ET Legion Honors GI Film Festival With National PR Award

The nation's only festival dedicated to honoring military films will be the recipient of The American Legion National Commander's Public Relations...