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  • Commander Helm's acceptance speech
    The following is the entire transcript of National Commander Mike Helm’s speech given Aug. 28 before delegates at the 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., where he was elected leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization. Today on this otherwise joyous occasion for me, a shadow falls over this convention in the passing of my great friend and […]
  • National Commander Helm: Stay the course
    Department of Nebraska Legionnaire Mike Helm wants his fellow Legionnaires to “stay the course” this year. But don’t think for a minute that means maintain the status quo. Helm, elected American Legion national commander Aug. 28 during the final day of the 96th Annual American Legion National Convention, said during his acceptance speech that he wants Legion […]
  • Home Depot dedicates $1 million for Legion grants
    The Home Depot Foundation, which has provided more than $81 million in grants for building projects that benefit veterans over the last three years, is dedicating $1 million for American Legion projects, working through Team Depot, an army of some 350,000 employees and volunteers throughout the country, the executive director of the company’s foundation anno […]
  • Legacy Run hits $1 million
    The American Legion Legacy Run has done it again. Donations made on the floor of the 96th Annual American Legion National Convention raised this year’s Legacy Run total to a record $1 million. More than $435,000 was raised during the five-day ride, which was sponsored by USAA. More than $510,000 was donated throughout the national convention, while a final d […]
  • 'There's a doughboy here today'
    Robert J. Dalessandro asked his fellow members of The American Legion to close their eyes Thursday morning and imagine for a moment the spirit of World War I, the veterans who founded what would become the nation’s largest veterans service organization, and their legacy. “There’s a doughboy here today,” he told thousands gathered in Charlotte, N.C., for the […]
    VFW National Commander John Stroud is asking not only for the support of the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, but for the entire military and veteran community to rally for one of their own. VFW is asking all American veterans to take action by flooding the White House with calls and emails asking President Obama to secure Tahmooressi’s re […]
    Dorothy Mock
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) was on hand today at Fort Belvoir, VA as the president signed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 into law. The newly signed law will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an additional $15 billion of emergency funding to ensure veterans who cannot be see […]
    Jennifer McDonald
  • VFW Joins Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partner Program
    The VFW is asking all VFW Posts to participate in the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partner program. The Commemorative Partner Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their famil […]
    Kala Roberts
  • VFW and Sport Clips Haircuts Award 93 Veterans with Scholarships
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars is proud to announce 93 veterans have been awarded VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships” this fall, totaling more than $380,000. […]
    Kala Roberts
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and […]
    Kala Roberts

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Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

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Legionnaires from around U.S. make patriotic waves on Tryon Street

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U.S. sends second carrier to Asia amid tensions with China

VA official tells American Legion delegates agency must earn back veterans’ trust ‘one veteran at a time’

Hagan criticizes Obama on veterans issues ahead of his Charlotte visit

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Central Alabama VA leaders placed on administrative leave

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

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Iraq clock ticks for Obama

New rules issued for firing VA executives

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VA Sued for Denying Benefits to Gay Spouses

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VA backlog grew despite online application program

Report: VA employee took recovering vet to crack house

Rogers: US Needs to Step it Up in Iraq

Ex-Des Moines doctor cited in West Virginia VA death

Vets Awaiting Primary Care At VA Can Now Seek Private Physician

Military base shelters for young immigrants close

As military gears down, veterans in civilian workforce ramp up

Militants’ Siege on Mountain in Iraq Is Over, Pentagon Says

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VA takes big strides in treating military sex trauma victims

Tobacco Use Harms Military Readiness, Official Says

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Obama administration’s release of illegal immigrants unlawful, audit finds

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Robin Williams

Pentagon: Effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq remain limited

McDonald works to soften image of VA employees

Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all

Program for homeless vets gets $300 million infusion

Ariz. Dem tells VA secretary to implement ‘commonsense solutions’

Iraqis Nominate Maliki Successor, Causing Standoff

Limits Of Airstrikes Hinder U.S. Policy In Iraq

The Legion to Broadcast from Convention

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