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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...

Jul 29, 2014, 09:02 ET

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)...