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  • 2015 membership dues due
    Alaska 2015 Philippines 2014 France 2014 Hawaii 2014 Mexico 2014 Puerto Rico 2016 China Post #1 2024 Montreal Post #1 0 Toronto Post #5 2012 Fort Pepperrell Post #9 0 Tony Matthews Post #18 0 Canada Post #20 2014 Canada Post #21 0 Canada Post #75 2014 If you owe FODPAL dues, please mail them to Doug Haggan 5712 Riva Ridge Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46237 DUES AMOU […]
  • Past Department of Alaska commander dies
    William G. “Jerry” Blair of the Department of Alaska died Aug. 22, 2014, at 81. Blair was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of Post 5 in Seward with 56 continuous years of membership. Memorial donations may be sent to American Legion Post 5, P.O. Box 306, Seward, AK 99664. Condolences may be sent to Nancy and the family at P.O. Box 793, Seward, AK 99664 […]
  • Sept. 12, 2014 - National Security report
    1. Defense Budget: American Legion Disappointed with Pay Cap For the second year in a row, the White House is telling Congress that the president intends to cap the military basic pay raise at 1%. Last year, leading into the “Government Shutdown,” a hot ticket item was the capping of service members’ pay at 1%. This year, President Obama notified Congress th […]
  • ‘This is the way the process should be’
    For all three days, from the time it opened in the morning until it closed, Department of Hawaii Alternate National Executive Committeeman Charles “Chuck” Patterson was helping out at The American Legion’s Veterans Crisis Command Center (VCCC) in Honolulu. What happened those three days was proof to Patterson that the Department of Veterans Affairs is, in fa […]
  • Legion provides help to south Texas veterans
    Leonardo Lopez has been trying to get one of his benefits claims resolved for 14 months now. Lopez, who served in the Marines, has been dealing with injuries to his right knee and a condition with his left ankle/foot. Lopez brought a cache of paperwork and an optimistic attitude on Tuesday to The American Legion’s Veterans Crisis Command Center (VCCC) at Pos […]
  • POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY STATEMENT
    On September 19, we pause to remember the sacrifices of the 83,193 Americans who are still missing or unaccounted for. We remember their families – those whose pain and suffering does not subside with the passage of time. POW/MIA Recognition Day serves to remind us that the true cost of war extends far beyond the last shots being fired. WWII claimed more tha […]
    Randi Law
  • ENDING SEQUESTRATION TOPS VFW LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
    More than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. are arriving in the Nation’s Capital this weekend to urge their members of Congress to end sequestration. “We are still a nation at war,” said VFW National Commander William A. Thien, “and our duty is to end the sequester and fight continued attempts to force veterans, service members and thei […]
    Randi Law
  • 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
  • 3 Teachers Selected for National Awards by the VFW
    Each year for the past 15 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) has recognized three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students. […]
    Jennifer McDonald
  • Defense Mobile and the VFW to Connect and Improve the Lives of Veterans and U.S. Service Members
    Defense Mobile Corporation (DMC) and the VFW announce an affinity relationship to deliver miliSOURCE, a new mobile application and service designed to provide users with profile driven information regarding their specific eligibility for benefits from the VA, state veterans’ departments and veterans’ service organizations. miliSOURCE is provided free with De […]
    Randi Law

Veteran news stories on the web

Top U.S. security threats: lone wolves, Syria fighters : officials

US to train veterans to install solar panels

Military Families Are Most Worried About Pay And Benefits

In Military, Skepticism Of Obama’s Plan

Air Force drops ‘so help me God’ requirement, will allow airman to re-enlist

As many as 80,000 veterans with PTSD could gain discharge upgrades

Debate over veteran deaths could affect VA claims

Obama’s no-combat pledge leaves room for US forces near front lines

American Legion ePost changing way veteran’s organization does business

Obama given green light to battle Islamic State in renewed war on terrorism

American Legion helps Central Coast veterans

American Legion joins defense of Bladensburg cross

American Legion National Commander speaks on veteran healthcare

ISIS responds to U.S. threat with flashy graphics

American Legion Nat’l Commander visits with Kansas veterans

Auditor ties VA waits to deaths

NEW EVIDENCE: VA Inspector General Made False Report on Veteran Deaths In Phoenix

VA needs better explanation of benefits

Gov. Deal Declares Tuesday ‘The American Legion Day

Riders remember veterans

Soldier’s Wish holding free veterans appreciation event Saturday

NCSD teachers, students fight for right to enlist in Air Force

Ebola Poses a New Challenge for U.S. Military

Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on ‘case-by-case basis,’ Dempsey says

Manchin, Toomey to seek greater flexibility for veterans’ career counselors

American Legion ‘ePost’ changing way veteran’s organization does business

Doctor: VA downplayed link between wait times, deaths

Legion Post 10 to host national commander

US troops sent to Central African Republic

Retraining Iraq’s Fractured Army: Will It Work This Time?

US troops sent to Central African Republic

Retraining Iraq’s Fractured Army: Will It Work This Time?

Why Gen. John Allen is a logical point man in the fight against the Islamic State

Veterans, relatives rip VA at raucous town hall

VA Secretary McDonald Meets with Congressional Leaders and Military & Veteran Groups to Lay Out His Vision to Reform and Reorganize Department

The old ways are no way for Army drill sergeants

Unclaimed remains set to get full military burials

House Resolution Condemns Obama for Bergdahl Swap

Army’s Combat Leaders Prepare for New War

Survey: 40 percent of wounded face problems getting VA care

McDonald: VA Plans a Healthcare Hiring Spree

Remembering September 11 anniversary from a much changed lower Manahattan

Remembering 9/11 through photos, videos and memories

Hawaii wait times reduced for veterans to see docs

American Legion to host town hall meeting, veterans crisis center in La Feria

VA blames workers for wait times, quality issues

Obama says he has the authority he needs for strikes

No end in sight for America’s Mideast war duties

IG: Phoenix VA deaths, delays link expected but not found

Senate Panel Questions Independence Of VA Inspector General’s Report

For VA To Be Veteran-Centric, It Also Needs To Be Employee-Attentive

The VA Scandal Isn’t Going Away

House of Representatives condemns Obama for Bergdahl swap

American Legion supports service members on job hunt

Head of Hawaii VA says wait times have improved

Wisconsin vets find healing, camaraderie in Northwoods Legion camp

VA fields range of questions at town hall meeting

‘I’m Bob’: McDonald says he will tackle VA hierarchy

Obama expected to broaden US effort to combat Islamic State

Airstrikes in Iraq ‘Tremendously Effective,’ Pentagon Official Says

IG let Veterans Affairs officials alter report to absolve agency in Phoenix deaths

McDonald launches 100-day VA reform plan

Nebraskan elected national American Legion commander

After 88 years, a new home for Indiana American Legion

Obama: U.S. military to provide equipment, resources to battle Ebola epidemic in Africa

In place of ‘boots on the ground,’ US seeks contractors for Iraq

Whistleblower claims prompt call for Minneapolis VA investigation

Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown

Obama To Spell Out Strategy To Defeat Islamic State

U.S. Military To Help Fight Ebola In Africa

Destroying ISIS May Take Years, U.S. Officials Say

Congress to Press VA on Claims Appeals Process

Suicides in first 3 months of year hold steady

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Post-9/11 vet unemployment at 8.1 percent in August

Navy veteran loses his nose waiting for treatment

Records were falsified at Minneapolis VA, former workers say

Soldiers at Risk of Skin Cancer, Study Reveals

Defense bill awaits Congress’ return

Senate Democrats urge President Obama to delay immigration order

Analyst: DOD as much as $300 billion short if strategy unchanged

VA clinic in Wasilla without doctors

 

 Veteran’s View Magazine Fall 2014

 

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