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  • VA to Pilot IBM Computer Technology to Assist Physicians in Caring for Patients
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic medical records and medical literature for relevant published studies. During the pilot, VA will assess how the technology may accelerate evidence-based clinical decisions.
  • VA Implements National Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative
    As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) ongoing effort to improve Veterans' access to healthcare, VA is announcing the launch of a national Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative (HSI) to encourage diabetic Veterans receiving VA care to seek support to lower the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The new initiative will enable Veterans living […]
  • VA's Top Doctor Named Among Top 20 Most Influential People in Healthcare
    Modern Healthcare Magazine recently ranked Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Interim Under Secretary for Health, as number 19 in its annual '100 Most Influential People in Healthcare' poll. Dr. Clancy has appeared on the publication's notable list for 11 straight years.
  • New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the appointment of five new members to the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans. The committee was chartered on November 2, 1994, and advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the needs of the nation's 4.7 million minority Veterans with respect to compensation, health care, rehabilitation, outreach and […]
  • VA Expands Eligibility for VA Health Care Related to Military Sexual Trauma
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ('VACAA'), today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual trauma (MST).
  • 2015 Legion World Series pairings announced
    In preparation for the 2015 American Legion Baseball World Series in Shelby, N.C., Aug. 13-18, a blind drawing was recently conducted for the division pairings and game times. Click here to see the 2015 ALWS tournament schedule. Once again, the 14 games leading up to the championship game will be streamed live on ESPN3 and […]
  • Troop and Family Support Center launches
    When a servicemember deploys or returns home from a deployment, it is often his or her family that feels the most strain. The American Legion has grouped all of the various resources and services that it offers these servicemembers and their families into its Troop and Family Support Center - a comprehensive, online hub that […]
  • Beijing's Buildup - and America's Answer
    China’s new J-31 stealth fighter made its debut at an international airshow last month, prompting a U.S. fighter pilot to predict, “They’ll eventually be on par with our fifth-gen jets.” A U.S. test pilot added, “They sure look like F-35s and F-22s” (more on that in a moment). The J-31’s splashy unveiling is only the […]
  • Membership drive at Chievres Jan. 3
    Good Evening American Legion Family I am planning for a membership campaign for Saturday, Jan. 3, at the AAFES PX on Chievres Airbase. I would like this to be a cooperative endeavor by the entire American Legion Family: Post BE02, Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary. During this campaign we […]
  • Jersey post sends Coast Guardsmen home for holidays
    Legionnaire James Fleischmann remembers what it was like to serve in the Air Force and not have much in the way of expendable income. And he remembers what it was like to be away from family over the holidays during service. So Fleischmann – a member of Stephen Ludlam American Legion Post 331 in Stone […]
  • IGA Donates $300,000 to Wounded Warrior Project
    $300,000! That's how much IGA was able to donate yesterday at the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) offices in downtown Chicago thanks to all your hard work during our 2014 annual IGA/Wounded Warrior Project® event, which ran this summer in IGA stores across the country from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans […]
  • Westfield Community Players to presents special performance honoring wounded warriors
    The Westfield Community Players will sponsor a special benefit performance for the Wounded Warrior Project. Westfield Community Players’ purpose is to acknowledge the exceptional and far-reaching efforts of the Wounded Warrior Project which honors and empowers injured veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Half the proceeds of ticket sales for the Friday, Jan. 16 […]
  • Christmas light display in Brooklyn; raises money for Wounded Warriors
    BROOKLYN, CT (WFSB) - A Connecticut house with thousands holiday lights is benefiting local charities including the Wounded Warrior Project. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Local Law Firm Challenged Staff for a Great Cause
    SPARTA, NJ - Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP took their employee wellness challenges to a new level of giving. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Trace Adkins checks in for Wounded Warriors
    On Thursday, Dec. 11, 2010 CMA Award winner Trace Adkins surprised guests, hotel staff, veterans – pretty much everybody except for the assembled media – when he showed up at a Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel in Cool Springs, Tenn. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject

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Navy defeats Army for 13th consecutive time, 17-10

Defense bill keeps Guantanamo Bay open for one more year

Aurora VA hospital mess irks veterans

American Legion Riders spread Christmas cheer at VA

Hearing: Homelessness among veterans is declining, but goal remains elusive

In unprecedented live TV conference, CIA chief challenges torture report

Senate passes bill requiring dignified handling of veterans’ remains

Department of Defense Releases Second Quarter Suicide Information

Iraq War Vet To Take Over HASC Personnel Panel

Pensions And Perks For Brass Questioned By Congress

Army-Navy Wins College Football With Awesome Spirit Videos

No Attacks Reported on US Troops after Torture Report Release

Feds, Troops Still On Track For A 1 Percent Pay Raise In 2015

Pentagon Will Have To Hammer Out Details Of New BAH Cut

Legion rep, vets discuss issues

Veterans fight for Afghan interpreters

CIA fights back after release of ‘one-sided,’ ‘poorly done’ torture report

Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

Support for gun rights at highest point in two decades

Obama’s foreign policy plans collide with wars abroad and politics at home

Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

Yemeni Guantanamo Prisoner Told He Can Be Released

CIA torture report is likely to gather dust in Congress

Ernest Brace, civilian POW in Vietnam, dies

Stolen valor or just a big mouth? YouTube ‘soldier’ taunts military, sheriff

Military grapples with stigma of men reporting sexual assault

Obama eyes expanded war powers to target Islamic State terrorists

Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty

Legion Launches New Employment Center

Male Military Sex Assault Victims Slow To Complain

Taiwan Says To Buy Two U.S. Frigates Despite China Anger

HUD secretary, in Baltimore, announces more vouchers for homeless veterans

Former VA official gets prison for Agent Orange benefits scheme

Officials fear torture report could spark violence

Military sexual assault data call for change

New U.S. military command established for Iraq and Syria operations

House-Senate negotiators near spending deal

Rescue Mission ‘Quick, But Thorough’ Official Says

Six Guantanamo Detainees Transfer to Uruguay

Full American Legion family in Spearfish

Congress takes another crack at war memorial cross in California

Former VA official sentenced for $1.4 million benefits fraud

AMERICA’S MILITARY: A force adrift

Rep. Rogers predicts ‘violence and deaths’ if Senate releases report on CIA terror programs

Veterans help send Coast Guard members home for the holidays

American Legion pays tribute to Pearl Harbor Day

House OKs Purple Hearts for Fort Hood shooting victims

Obama to nominate Ash Carter as next defense secretary

Super Bowl flop: VA spent $10 million of taxpayer funds on high-profile television ads

Official reports of sexual assault climb, even as estimated number of attacks declines

Congress docks pensions for generals, admirals

Navy Revokes Cosby’s Honorary Title

Nearly half of new federal employees are military veterans

Lower test scores hurting Army recruitment efforts

Pentagon confirms failed effort to rescue American hostage in Yemen

Homeland Security already hiring 1,000 employees to carry out Obama amnesty

National American Legion Commander requests that VA Secretary visit Hot Springs

VA has fired more than 500 employees since July

Congress Punts on Reducing Retiree COLA Pay

Despite first lady’s vow to end veteran homelessness, VA fails miserably

Al-Qaeda affiliate threatens to kill U.S. hostage after rescue attempt in Yemen

Putin blasts West in state of nation address

Officials: Reported military sexual assaults up 8 percent in 2014

VA delay triggers $6,324 bill for dying veteran who got married

Maine woman to work with VA as it expands services to more victims of military sexual assault

High costs threaten veterans’ access to hepatitis C drug Sovaldi

Nonmilitary Provisions Snag Defense Bill

Report: Chinese Navy’s Fleet Will Outnumber U.S. by 2020

How viral videos became the way veterans combat ‘stolen valor’

Gillibrand Seeks Another Vote On Military’s Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

Kirby Confident Afghans Can Take Full Security Control Next Month

Budget deal calls for troop benefit cuts next year

ACLU: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

Reports: Obama expected to nominate Carter to take over Pentagon

New defense secretary would inherit old tensions

Congress Agrees to Troop Pay, BAH Cuts in Budget Compromise

Congress Again Blocks White House Efforts to Close Guantanamo

VA Expands Access To Therapy For Sexual Assault

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Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

Can PTSD symptoms be traced to concussion-induced pituitary damage?

Servicemembers warned anew to scrub social media accounts

Obama wants to avoid ‘militarized’ police culture

National Guard, Reserves first up in expansion of VA sex assault treatment

VA’s 5-day firing notice too long for Congress, too short for lawyers

For Obama and the Pentagon, an uneasy relationship

Why The Military Has A Budget Message Problem

Selling VA: New Boss Works To Update His Outfit’s Image

New nuclear weapons needed, experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

Lawmakers want answers from VA on ‘choice card’ rollout

Hagel’s replacement could face rough confirmation

U.S. To Leave More Troops In Afghanistan Than First Planned – Sources




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