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Feb 09, 2016, 15:43 ET

Legion: 'Judicial Board Needs to Allow for VA Accountability'

 After yet another attempt to discipline a poor performing employee was reversed by the Merit Systems Protection Board, the head of the...

Nov 25, 2015, 15:24 ET

Legion to VA: 'Demoted officials being rewarded'

 American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett lashed out today over continued revelations about paltry punishments issued to Department of...

Nov 20, 2015, 18:08 ET

VA Moves are 'An Insult and a Disgrace' says Legion Commander

 The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization reacted with disappointment about VA's refusal to terminate two senior...

Nov 19, 2015, 16:41 ET

Legion National Commander: Pause Import of Syrian Refugees

Concerned about the threats represented by ISIS and other jihadists, the head of the nation's largest veterans organization has called for at least...

Nov 17, 2015, 15:52 ET

American Legion Executive Director Wins Prestigious Award

 American Legion Executive Director Verna Jones was honored with a top award at the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference held in...

Nov 14, 2015, 14:14 ET

American Legion Commander extends condolences to Paris

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett issued the following statement and condolences regarding last night's terrorist attacks in...

Nov 02, 2015, 23:04 ET

Legion Commander to VA: 'Hold People Accountable'

 The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization called a senior VA official's concession during a congressional hearing tonight that...

Oct 21, 2015, 16:12 ET

VA Officials Skirt Congressional Hearing

Already deeply concerned about a recent Inspector General's report that found senior VA officials misused relocation funds, American Legion...

Oct 16, 2015, 16:51 ET

American Legion on Hickey resignation: 'No joy, only optimism'

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett issued the following statement regarding today's resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs...

Sep 28, 2015, 17:05 ET

The American Legion calls for action on Keystone XL Pipeline

The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization blasted the White House today for its prolonged opposition to the job-creating...

Jul 30, 2015, 18:56 ET

Legion commends Congress for VA Bill, Choice Reforms

 The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization praised Congress for passing a measure to fill a $3.4 billion funding gap,...

Jul 21, 2015, 16:49 ET

American Legion Praises Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for Land Purchase to Save Cross

 Calling for an end to a lengthy court battle, The American Legion is praising the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for its recent purchase...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:29 ET

The American Legion Announces Schedule for Motorcycle Ride with Actor William Shatner to Raise Awareness for the Organization

The American Legion and one of the nation's best-loved television and film stars are teaming up for an epic cross-country motorcycle trek that will...

May 31, 2015, 16:06 ET

The American Legion National Commander sends message of sympathy to Vice President

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm expressed sympathy Sunday after Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III passed away Saturday at age 46...

May 21, 2015, 16:24 ET

Statement by American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm on House Agreement to Continue Denver VA Construction

"While I agree with VA Secretary Bob McDonald that the cost overruns and construction delays that have plagued the Denver Replacement Medical...

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...