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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...

Aug 26, 2014, 15:46 ET

American Legion honors Oliver North with National PR Award

The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization honored Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret),  with its highest public...

Aug 26, 2014, 14:47 ET

The American Legion Honors Armed Forces Servicemembers for Volunteer Efforts

 Representatives from the five armed services were honored today by the nation's largest wartime veterans' organization. The American Legion...

Aug 24, 2014, 10:45 ET

American Legion to host town hall meeting Monday night in Charlotte

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting here on Aug. 25 for veterans to discuss the quality of health care they are receiving from...

Aug 19, 2014, 11:38 ET

Nearly 90 employers look to hire veterans at 96th American Legion National Convention

 Veteran-friendly companies, agencies and organizations are coming to the Charlotte Convention Center Aug. 26 for a Hiring Our Heroes career...

Aug 15, 2014, 12:48 ET

Veterans Ride Across America Through Kentucky for Kids of Fallen Heroes

The following is being released by The American Legion: WHO: Daniel M. Dellinger, National Commander of The American Legion and hundreds of...

Aug 15, 2014, 11:23 ET

Legion to assist veterans in crisis during Charlotte convention

 The American Legion is sending a team of its experts to Charlotte, N.C., to conduct a town hall meeting and set up a Veterans Crisis Command...

Aug 13, 2014, 14:56 ET

American Legion National Commander: Military lost a friend in Robin Williams

The American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger issued the following statement in reaction to Monday's passing of comedian Robin...

Aug 01, 2014, 10:20 ET

Commander calls VA reform bill "one step"

American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger described a $16.3 billion VA health-care reform package, passed 91-3 by the Senate Thursday,...

Jul 29, 2014, 17:08 ET

Legion Veterans Crisis Center up and running; But at New Location

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

Jul 29, 2014, 16:21 ET

Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track'

American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger today thanked the Senate for acting quickly to confirm the nomination of former Procter...