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  • Register now for 100th Anniversary Workshop
    Hundreds of American Legion posts have already fulfilled centennial profile pages on the Centennial Celebration website at and hundreds more are expected to add to the organization’s new platform celebrating 100 years of legacy and vision. The American Legion 100th Anniversary Observance Committee is offering a free workshop Aug. 25 at the 96th National Conv […]
  • Boys Nation senators visit the Hill
    The Hart, Dirksen and Russell senate office buildings witnessed a small army of teenagers wearing blue polos scurrying through halls, up and down stairwells, and into senators’ offices on July 24. The 98 American Legion Boys Nation senators descended upon a center of political power on Capitol Hill, eager to meet their counterparts serving in the U.S. Senate […]
  • American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request
    Today, The American Legion, AMVETS (American Veterans), and Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) released the following statement regarding congressional posturing resulting from a request made by acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson for an additional $17.6 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs: “Regardless of the merits, a l […]
  • Pentagon briefs Boys Nation on national defense issues
    A three-star Air Force general with more than three decades of military experience met with Boys Nation senators on July 23 in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room. Lt. Gen. Mark F. Ramsay, the Joint Chief of Staff’s director of force structure, resources and assessment, gave the 98 high school students a succinct overview of the Department of Defense (DoD). Bef […]
  • 'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'
    During the past six weeks, American Legion staff has teamed up with local Legionnaires and Departments of Veterans Affairs employees in conducting Veterans Crisis Command Centers in five cities. At these centers, veterans get to meet face to face with Legion service officers and representatives from the Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Ad […]
  • AIR FORCE VETERAN ELECTED TO LEAD AMERICA’S LARGEST COMBAT VETERANS ORGANIZATION
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States concluded its 115th national convention yesterday with the election of the new VFW National Commander, John W. Stroud. Stroud served in the U.S. Air Force from 1976-1997, including a tour in Korea in 1992-1993 with the 51st Fighter Wing at Osan Air Base as a Flight Operations Superintendent. His decorations i […]
    Randi Law
  • VFW DEMANDS PASSAGE OF VETERANS ACCESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
    ST. LOUIS - The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is demanding that Congress immediately pass a compromise bill to help fix the Department of Veterans Affairs before they adjourn for five weeks at the end of the month.
    Jennifer McDonald
  • 115th VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION ROLLS INTO ST. LOUIS
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 12,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries are rolling into the Show Me State this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and its veteran and military support programs across the country. […]
    Jennifer McDonald
  • Watch the VFW National Convention Live From St. Louis
    The VFW will stream its 115th National Convention on www.vfw.org, live from the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Live streaming is set to begin with the annual Memorial Service beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) on July 20. The stream will pick back up with the call to order of the VFW/VFW Ladies Auxiliary Joint Opening Session. Monday’s lineup in […]
    Randi Law
  • CONGRESS PASSES VETERANS’ BILLS
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is thanking the House and Senate for the overwhelming passage of two veterans’ bills this week to help fix the current crisis in care and access to Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities. On Tuesday, the House unanimously passed H.R. 4810, the “Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014,” by a vote of […]
    Kala Roberts

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First Lady: Vets Face ‘Unacceptable’ Job Barriers

Cost debate slows VA reform bill

Most Americans unhappy with Obama’s border strategy

Atlanta VA patients don’t get medications on time because of bad batteries: watchdog

Hagel quietly notifies Congress of transfer of 6 Gitmo detainees

Miller: Veterans Benefits Administration Tried to Spy On Investigators

VA Head Asks for Billions in New Funding to Fix Problems

‘They said his soul was gone’: Wife’s outrage after unconscious vet was pronounced DEAD at VA hospital

The public’s concerns over immigration just skyrocketed

Gibson: VA has lost trust of vets, American people

Veterans crisis center comes to St. Louis

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St. Louis Veterans group reaches out to help with VA

American Legion Steps In To Help Veterans In Need Of Health Care

House moving quickly on border

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DOD: New POW/MIA accounting agency to open in January

Senate panel backs 1 percent cap on military pay raises

Vets criticize care at St. Louis VA hospitals

Veterans crisis center comes to St. Louis as American Legion takes on VA hospital wait times

The American Legion sends team to help troubled veterans in St. Louis area

Local Veterans Say They’ve Been Denied Service, Had Problems Minimized by Doctors

American Legion Targets Gap Between Veterans And VA St. Louis Health Care

American Legion Offers Hands-on Help This Week To Vets Dealing With Delays, Red Tape

American Legion sets up crisis command center for VA patients in St. Louis

American Legion hosting crisis center in Fort Collins to help veterans get health care from VA

American Legion helps local veterans file claims

Bergdahl Gets Army Desk Job

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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

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The American Legion sends team to help troubled veterans in St. Louis area

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VA reports mishandled records at Baltimore office

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Report cites VA struggles with benefits paid to veterans

VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits

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Pentagon gives pink slips to thousands of soldiers, including active-duty officers

Sen. John McCain on illegal child immigrants: Fly them home, now

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American Legion in Fort Collins Monday

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Lawmakers Propose Bill To Improve VA Suicide Prevention Care

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Army’s tighter tattoo policy may mean smaller pool for recruiting

Veteran suicides called ‘horrible human costs’ of VA dysfunction

Obama seeks brisk passage of border children funding bill

American Legion helps veterans continue to serve across Okinawa

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