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  • VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness
    In addition to the $300 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program grant awards announced on August 11, 2014 serving 115,000 Veterans and their family members, today Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $207 million in SSVF grants that will help an additional 70,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and […]
  • VA To Make Phoenix Whistleblowers Whole
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), working closely with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), has successfully resolved whistleblower retaliation complaints filed by three individuals from Phoenix.
  • VA Announces Awardees of Grants that Support Disabled Veterans in Adaptive Sports
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of approximately $8 million in grants to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled Servicemembers of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports are those sports that have been created or modified for persons with disabilities. […]
  • VA Updates Disability Claims Application
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is introducing a uniformed disability claims form to better serve Veterans, families and survivors. Standardizing the process by which Veterans file claims and initiate appeals will make it easier for Veterans and their survivors to clearly state what benefits they are seeking from VA and provid […]
  • Two VA Scientists Honored with Awards for Groundbreaking Work on Spinal Cord Injuries
    – In the past, spinal cord injuries often meant a death sentence for patients - not because of the injury itself, but because of the complications caused as a result of the injury. But thanks to the work of two Veterans Affairs scientists and researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), many paralyzed Veterans now have a reason for hope. And a way […]
  • Legion gives D.C. veterans a voice
    After several attempts, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Bill Ferguson finally was able to schedule an appointment to see his doctor at the Washington DC Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The appointment was made on April 24 – for June 14. Ferguson – the senior vice commander for the Legion’s Department of Washington, D.C. – made it that long bef […]
  • Oak Ridge Boys unite with Legion
    The American Legion and Grammy Award-winning artists, The Oak Ridge Boys, are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, and education and career opportunities for those who served our nation in uniform. The A […]
  • Legion, Loudoun County support local veterans
    Five American Legion posts and the Loudoun County government in northern Virginia teamed up to honor and reach out to the county’s veterans at the “Salute to Military, Veterans and Families” event on Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va.The event was held to recognize the service of local veterans, but also to create a location where they could get help with filing their […]
  • Helm to McDonald: A strong VA is 'essential'
    American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm met with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Sept. 29 at VA’s Central Office in Washington, D.C. Helm and McDonald started their conversation by reminiscing about an Army's 82nd Airborne Division, a unit they both served with. “Then we moved on to the issue of VA accountability, […]
  • NFL coach, Legionnaire father reflect on military life
    Ron Rivera, head coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, grew up military. His father, Eugenio, spent 32 years in the Army with tours in Germany, France and twice in Vietnam. The elder Rivera, who is a Legionnaire, is a native Puerto Rican who was drafted into Vietnam as a U.S. Army engineer, deploying first into the Mekong Delta and again as an advisor t […]
  • 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. […]
    Randi Law
  • 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. […]
    Brendon Killingsworth
  • 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
  • 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

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IG: VA overpays some temporary disability claims

VA Moves to Fire Already-Retired Hospital Director

Cost of air war against Islamic State already near $1 billion as strategy shifts

Boehner: US may need ground troops vs. militants

U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

Navy disbands Landstuhl medical unit as casualties dwindle

About 1,000 people show up for veterans pot giveaway in Colorado

Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army’s ability, militants’ threat

Poll: 70% of troops say no boots on ground in Iraq

U.S. military limits warplanes used for Islamic State bombings

American Legion members tackle veterans’ health care in Frenchtown

American Legion To Aid Veterans On Military Appreciation Day

Ebola mission includes risk of malaria for troops

Boehner: Don’t Expect War Authorization Vote in Lame-Duck Session

Retaliation claims rise sharply at VA

Pentagon puts ISIS costs at $7M to $10M per day

U.S. Says Airstrikes Crippled Most Of Small Oil Refineries Held By Islamic State In Syria

New electronic form to streamline chaotic VA claims process

Military to allow undocumented immigrants to serve

American Legion fights for veterans benefits

Nat’l American Legion commander: Fire corrupt VA employees

American Legion leader visits NH

Loudoun’s American Legion connects veterans with possibilities

American Legion Jumps In on Pledge of Allegiance Lawsuit

First woman elected to lead Moorpark American Legion

Moran and Am. Legion Call on VA to Remove Employees Responsible for Misconduct

North Texas Veterans React To Obama’s “Latte Salute”

Report says services for female veterans fall short

U.S. strikes in Syria against al-Qaeda’s Khorasan group kill one of its leaders

U.S. Immigrant Population Hits All-Time High: 41.3 Million People

Vets Share VA Troubles At Hampton Town Hall Meeting

Troops, vets divided over how to fight Islamic State

VA to unveil new standardized disability claims forms

Obama calls on nations to confront extremists

VA wins FOIA lawsuit but may still get slapped with sanctions

Cost of Living Adjustment Will Be Announced on Oct. 22

Attacks on Syria ‘beginning of sustained’ war, Pentagon says

Forcewide sexual assault survey underway

To Keep Up With 21st Century Threats, The Military Needs To Modernize Its Hiring

Female Vets Feel Left Behind

Airstrikes Intended to Disrupt, Degrade ISIL

American Legion Brings Veteran Crisis Command Center to Medford

VA to investigate whether data on retired Marine who died was falsified

Obama to seek world help stopping Americans, others who go to join terrorists

In Syria, Obama stretches legal and policy constraints he created for counterterrorism

After decades of silence, humanists suddenly offended

‘Get ‘er done’ in Middle East

ABOVE AND BEYOND: Midlakes grad honored with top Legion service award

Boys State, a life changing experience for 2 Mayo teens

Veterans call for change at town hall meeting

Strategy, not slogans, key in IS fight

New digs: Spot overlooking city in store for local baseball

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

Volusia, Flagler veterans face huge backlog on VA disability claims

Report: Some Causes Of Suicide In Military Need More Study

Time to Name a Ship after this American Hero

Airstrikes by U.S. and Allies Hit ISIS Targets in Syria

2NEWS Investigators find flaws in new Veterans Affairs reform bill

Legion Crisis Center Leaves Lasting Impression in Charlotte

American Legion wants crooked Veterans Affairs managers fired

US Air Force: ‘So help me God’ in oath now optional

Denver-area veterans given free marijuana at unusual event

Top-level turnover makes it harder for DHS to stay on top of evolving threats

Military veterans seeking political office find new kind of battle

More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source

The American Legion, still serving America

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Iraq

U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

Criminal or victim?

VA raising pay to recruit doctors

Odierno: More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips

Inside the Mind of an ISIS Jihadi

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over. But challenges remain for LGBT veterans and service members

VA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide

GAO: VA underestimated demand for caregiver program, causing delays, limited resources

Many Veterans Adapt to a Strange World, One With Walls

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

 

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