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Jun 16, 2016, 16:08 ET American Legion supports unanimous Supreme Court ruling

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett expressed support for a Supreme Court ruling today that sided with a lawsuit against the Department...


Jun 16, 2016, 15:23 ET The American Legion Releases Women Veterans Survey

 The American Legion has created a military women veterans survey in order to make specific recommendations for congressional appropriations,...


May 24, 2016, 19:49 ET Legion Disappointed in Tentative Military Budget

The American Legion expressed dismay for a 2017 pay-and-benefits proposal for military members. According to Military Times, the budget by...


May 23, 2016, 16:03 ET American Legion to VA Secretary: 'People Don't Die for Space Mountain'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization took exception to VA Secretary Robert McDonald's comparison of VA wait times to what is...


May 20, 2016, 15:23 ET American Legion Expresses Mixed Review for Proposed VA Budget

The American Legion shared discontentment for the House's proposed 2017 Military Construction-VA (MILCON-VA) appropriations bill, while praising...


May 19, 2016, 10:34 ET American Legion welcomes vets to discuss VA health care

The American Legion invites all Las Vegas area veterans and their family members to a town hall meeting to discuss their Veterans Affairs (VA)...


May 18, 2016, 07:38 ET American Legion welcomes vets to discuss VA health care

The American Legion invites all Las Vegas area veterans and their family members to a town hall meeting to discuss their Veterans Affairs (VA)...


May 10, 2016, 19:36 ET American Legion National Commander: Sorrow at Hiroshima but no apology

 American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett released the following statement today concerning the White House announcement that President...


May 10, 2016, 12:57 ET The American Legion Announces Plans for the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients

The American Legion and Veterans Inaugural Committee announce that the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball will be held January 20, 2017. Started in...


Apr 17, 2016, 12:26 ET Burlington, Wash. Boy Sweeps to Victory

A home-schooled sophomore from Burlington, Wash., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college...


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...


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...


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...