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American Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to West Virginia to assist veterans in filing benefits claims with the Department of Veterans...

Jul 28, 2014, 14:48 ET

American Legion says compromise bill is 'critical component' for VA improvement

The country's largest wartime veterans organization welcomed the introduction of a bill in Congress that would fix longstanding, widespread...

Jul 16, 2014, 09:54 ET

Veterans Crisis center up and running; Legion standing by to help Colorado/Wyoming vets

Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at...

Jun 09, 2014, 10:26 ET

American Legion to host TBI/PTSD symposium in Washington

 Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and...

Jun 04, 2014, 13:28 ET
Indianapolis -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Indiana Department of The American Legion's Commander Ed Trice shake hands outside of the official Governor's Residence Wednesday, June 4, 2014 after jointly dedicating a marker stone and flagpole in honor of Indiana's veterans. (PRNewsFoto/American Legion Department of..)

The American Legion dedicates marker stone at the Governor's Residence

The Commander of The American Legion, Department of Indiana, Ed Trice in a joint ceremony with Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence,...

Jun 03, 2014, 17:16 ET

Legion supports Veterans Choice Act

Legislation introduced in the Senate on June 3 would give veterans more choice and flexibility in their health-care treatment under certain...

Jun 03, 2014, 15:00 ET

The American Legion to dedicate marker stone at the Governor's Residence

The Commander of The American Legion, Department of Indiana, Ed Trice in a joint ceremony with Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence, will...

Jun 02, 2014, 15:15 ET

Legion: Sgt. Bergdahl release is good, Gitmo releases are bad

The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization raised some concerns about the circumstances surrounding the recent release of...

May 30, 2014, 12:12 ET

Legion on Shinseki resignation: 'It is a beginning'

American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger issued the following statement regarding today's resignation of Department of Veterans...

May 28, 2014, 19:13 ET

Legion calls for criminal investigations at VA

 American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger has called for criminal investigations of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

May 21, 2014, 12:46 ET

American Legion responds to Obama press conference

Responding to President Obama's press conference earlier today, American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger released the following...

May 16, 2014, 16:38 ET

Legion on Petzel resignation: 'business as usual'

 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki announced May 16 that he has accepted the resignation of his under secretary for...

May 16, 2014, 10:36 ET

The American Legion to hold a Veteran's Townhall and Audit of the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force shall be conducting an audit of the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital from 19-21 May as part...

May 13, 2014, 10:18 ET

The American Legion Town Hall

Deeply concerned about reports of fraudulent patient waiting lists, unacceptable wait times, denial of medical services, and a lack of...

May 02, 2014, 11:07 ET

Commander disturbed over new VA allegations

 American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger reacted with serious concern following Thursday night's Arizona Republic story that a...

Apr 24, 2014, 19:54 ET

VA offers no answers on Phoenix allegations

American Legion officials met with a top Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official in Washington on April 24 to address allegations made...

Apr 24, 2014, 14:18 ET

Legion: VA secret list "abhorrent"

 The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix has been keeping a secret list of patients with long-delayed appointments, a...

Apr 19, 2014, 11:43 ET

Legion National Commander Responds to NY Times

The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization took a New York Times editorialist to task for falsely linking recent brutal...

Apr 06, 2014, 13:18 ET

Columbia, Mo. Youth Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

A senior from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college...

Mar 26, 2014, 11:56 ET

Legion to Congress: 'Ease the burden'

 American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger told members of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs Wednesday that...

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