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  • Legion salutes DoD’s move to open bases for VSO support
    American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm praised Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent directives for military commanders to be more welcoming of nonprofit groups, including veterans service organizations (VSOs), that wish to provide support for troops and their families. “Secretary Hagel has broken through the bureaucratic walls that Legionnaires sometimes face when they try to […]
  • Florida graduates two SAL college classes
    During the 2010 Florida Sons of The American Legion fall conference, membership formally adopted a proposal to create the Detachment Member Training and Development Committee and to create the Florida SAL College course. The purpose was to use some of the educational tools developed at National Headquarters, combine them with materials developed in Florida, and […]
  • Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’
    At a Jan. 22 congressional hearing, The American Legion noted that decisions on about 288,000 veterans’ benefits claims have been appealed. “With appealed claims, you can no longer think in terms of how many days you’ve been waiting,” the Legion stated in its written testimony. “Appealed claims are measured in terms of how many years […]
  • Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide
    At a Jan. 21 House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing, The American Legion noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs has had three secretaries since planning began for its hospital project in Aurora, Colo. Six hundred million dollars later, Colorado veterans are still waiting. “Not only are the failures of VA construction hurting the veterans […]
  • A New Instrument of World Power
    Not long ago it seemed as if disparate global events—everything from wars and revolutions in the oil-rich Middle East, to Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to the mischievous behavior of Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez—were conspiring to drive oil prices into the stratosphere. But today, America is enjoying a happy reversal of […]
  • Govs' camouflage jerseys raise $8,000 for Wounded Warriors
    CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Austin Peay has raised more than $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project by auctioning off 80 camouflage jerseys the Governors wore for their homecoming game to honor the military at Fort Campbell. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Model aviation community donates $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project
    Through National Model Aviation Day celebrations around the country and the efforts of local modelers at approximately 200 AMA chartered clubs, the Academy of Model Aeronautics raised $100,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. A large check was presented to Warrior Speak representative Norbie Lara during the AMA Expo held in Ontario, California on […]
  • Campbell alumnus to lead Sunday effort for Wounded Warrior Project
    Capt. Ivan Castro, a Fort Bragg soldier who lost his vision in Iraq in 2006, is teaming with his alma mater to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Castro will be in Lillington to sponsor a CrossFit event with Campbell University's Medical School on Sunday. Money raised by participants will be given to the […]
  • Local donates art to wounded soldiers
    ZANESVILLE – Halfway across the country, local artist Mary Ann Bucci's artwork will be used to help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that cares for injured military members and veterans. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Veterans bond in Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride
    MIAMI — When Timothy Bosch introduced himself to Neil Boekel as they waited for a bird show at Jungle Island zoological park recently, the two veterans quickly realized they had a lot in common. They are both 34 and joined Army infantry units in 2002. They may not have fought together, but they were in […]

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