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  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Helps Veteran in Need
    Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Chastain, assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and other volunteers stepped in to help Army veteran Alec Fonoti and his family when their house burned down.
  • Rogers Discusses Cyber Operations, ISIL, Deterrence
    Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, recently discussed a range of topics from cyber defense and offense to cyber deterrence and finding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the dark Web.
  • 21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats in today's national security landscape – from low-tech 'lone-wolf' terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.
  • Legion to assist veterans in New York
    American Legion representatives will be on hand to assist veterans at Vets GSA’s NYC Veterans Networking and Resource Event at the New York Downtown Marriott on March 5. The event aims to recognize the strength and economic viability of veterans in the greater New York area. Roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and access to subject-matter experts […]
  • OCW supports Fort Benning’s Warrior Games trials
    The Fort Benning (Ga.) Warrior Transition Battalion hosted the Warrior Games Regional Trials from Feb. 23-27, where The American Legion was the only veterans service organization represented. The Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW) program provided nearly $39,000 in gear to assist the 80 wounded and ill servicemembers representing three Army installations under the Southern Regional […]
  • Legacy Scholarship helps with college tuition
    The American Legion strives to be a supportive figure in each child’s future, especially those who have lost a parent in the war overseas. One of the many ways the Legion supports military children is through its Legacy Scholarship. The American Legion Legacy Scholarship ensures that the children of parents who died while on active-duty […]
  • Combat pilot to corner office
    Stuart Parker received his first USAA membership card more than 30 years ago, a time when fewer than 2 million active-duty or former military officers and their families had insurance policies with the San Antonio-based association.  A young Air Force second lieutenant at the time, Parker started out as a typical policyholder. But his flight […]
  • Start working on National Post History Contest entries
    Post historians who have spent the last membership year chronicling the activities of their post should start finalizing their entries for the first round of judging in the National Post History Contest, which will take place during department conventions this spring and summer.Entries in the One-Year Post Narrative and One-Year Post Yearbook categories will be […]
  • Lift for life Weight lifters compete to raise money for Wounded Warrior
    Three siblings worked together Sunday to put on a powerlifting competition in Marietta to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Tags: Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc wwp WoundedWarriorProject warriors woundedveterans wounded_warrior
  • Local organization hosts wounded warriors for skiing and snowboarding this week
    VAIL — Staff Sgt. Dan Nevins was in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C., when two men from the Wounded Warrior Project came in to deliver him an invitation of hope. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Glendale boxer fights for Wounded Warrior Project
    When most 20 year olds are trying to find their way in the world, Edgar Brito is already carving his own path. "Nothing comes easy. You have to go out and get it and wait for no one," Brito said. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
  • Hannaford gives back to Wounded Warrior Project
    CAPITAL DISTRICT — Receiving a backpack might seem like a small gesture, but one veteran credits that initial act of compassion followed by ongoing support for saving his life. #In 2005, about a year after retired Army Spec. Jason Brasse was deployed to Iraq, an improvised explosive device blasted shrapnel into just below the knee […]
  • Abilene teen raises money for Wounded Warrior Project for 16th birthday
    ABILENE, Texas - A special birthday party was held at D1 in Abilene Sunday. Instead of cake and presents, 16-year-old Britni Starr wanted to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Tags: WWP Wounded_Warrior_Project wwpinc woundedveterans warriors WoundedWarriorProject
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Experts on Islamic State worry US is underestimating fight for Mosul

Union website blocked by VA’s internet system

Clapper Says People In Mosul May Be Getting Sick Of ISIS

Sequester Degrades Navy, Marine Corps Readiness, Officials Say

VA chief backs outside medical care as new program falters

Volunteer force: Middle-class US with a southern drawl

Air Force nominates 4-star general to lead nuclear force

POW/MIA groups ask Congress to investigate JPAC reorganization

Women veterans younger, more depressed when referred for cardiac testing

Lawmakers puzzled as to why few veterans going outside VA for care

Group says family doctors may opt out of troubled Veterans Choice program

Veterans propose major changes in VA health care

National commander of American Legion plans visit to Chester

Retiring American Legion State Adjutant honored by the state

Congressman Leonard Lance welcomes New Jersey American Legion leaders to Washington

Two strikes for VA head

Legion: Choice Card No Substitute for Veterans Hospitals Long Term

Stand Down event helps vets stand up to get needed help

Enlisted leaders tell Congress budget uncertainties hurt morale

Troop, family groups split on Tricare overhaul

Defense cuts spark worries about troops’ careers, pay

Military Divorce Rate Hits Lowest Level in 10 Years

Sen. Baldwin breaks silence, says she is reviewing Tomah VA response

VA employee reforms, good or not, could be road map for other agencies

VA Secretary Apologizes for Claim He Was in Special Forces

Veterans express anger, frustration with VA Secretary wrongly stating he was in the Special Forces

Lawmaker, American legion head ‘disappointed’ in VA secretary for misstating military service

VA secretary: Sorry I claimed I was in special forces

VA chief takes heat for false claim about service in the special forces

Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for false claims of special forces service

Veterans Slam McDonald for Lying about Serving in Special Forces

Lawmaker, American legion head ‘disappointed’ in VA secretary for misstating military service

VA secretary apologizes for false claim; reactions mixed

VA chief apologizes for ‘misstatement’

VA Chief Vows to Stay on the Job Despite False Special Forces Claim

VA chief says ‘no excuse’ for false claim

VA Secretary Apologizes for Claim He Was in Special Forces

VA secretary apologizes for false claim; reactions mixed

U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation

Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

Kerry Says Big Decisions Are Coming

McDonald’s SF lie the latest gaffe for VA’s reputation

Hearing: “Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of The American Legion”

VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

Filmmakers put veterans and suicide in spotlight

Suicide Rate for Active Duty Troops 48% Higher Than National Rate

US, Iran progressing toward historic nuclear compromise

Ash Carter Meets With U.S. Officials Overseeing Fight Against Islamic State

Gay Rights Groups Urge Military To End Transgender Ban

New SecDef signals support for transgender service

Defense hearings: Defense budget debate in full swing

Pentagon chief mulls conditions for combat in Iraq

American Legion program helps returning vets

No, the VA has not fired 60 people for manipulating wait-time data

A history lesson on Post 77

American Legion National Commander to Visit WV

VA’s ‘choice’ program starting slowly

VA suicide hotline film wins Oscar

Mall of America on guard against terrorist threat

Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

New Pentagon chief ‘open to reconsidering’ military retirement system

New VA claims process called detrimental to older veterans

Homeland Security fight goes into crunch time

Islamic State expands beyond Syria, Iraq as recruits create global network of terror cells

Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Lawsuit: SF members describe TV star as problem soldier

VA offers millions in grants to help homeless veterans

Report: Northern California VA office lost many claims

Study: Majority of recent Orange County veterans not adjusting well

DOD plan would ‘destroy’ commissaries, industry representatives say

Legion posts building community

North Branch American Legion hosts national commander

Service campaign coming

Criticism of senator’s war record rankles veterans

Guard troops to stay on border, but some question mission

CENTCOM: US-Iraq mission to take back Mosul to launch in April or May

Islamic State link probed after threatening messages sent to military spouses

NBC’s Brian Williams resigns from Medal of Honor foundation

Legion aims to be ‘bright light’

DOD Announces Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Qualifies for Campaign Medal

On Terror, Gentle Hand Or Iron Fist

For the First Time, Americans Support Ground Troops Against ISIS

Panel to hold hearing at VA ‘Candy Land’ facility

New Defense Secretary Ash Carter: Make military service appealing to young people

DoD keeps low profile at extremism summit

Oakland VA office botched benefits, forgot about claims

Despite Scandal, VA Firings Nose Dived in 2014

VA Program to Slash Patient Waiting Times a Bust

VA health system on GAO’s ‘high-risk’ list

VA accountability claims questioned again

Lying in the military is common, Army War College study says

The ISIS Theater Of Cruelty

Obama to make WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument

Adm. John Kirby resigns as Pentagon spokesman as Ashton Carter takes over Pentagon

American Legion welcomes national commander

American Legion team to help Central Jersey veterans

New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and VA

SecDef Hagel’s parting ethics advice to brass: Do better

VA scandal: Majority of calls to benefits hotline are blocked; don’t get through to a representative

Snafu forces VA to reset probe of top Phoenix managers

VA looking at its own version of BRAC

Women In Combat: Can They Do It?

Lawmakers Talk Big Cuts For Pentagon Budget

Despite Islamic State beheadings, NATO has no plans for new intervention in Libya

Ashton Carter sworn in as new secretary of defense

Obama, immigrants refuse to be stopped by court decision

VA Secretary Hits Back Against Lawmaker’s Criticism

Why Does Patriotism Offend Some Americans?

Veterans in Congress Bring Rare Perspective to Authorizing War

VA targets Los Angeles as deadline nears for ending veteran homelessness

Experts: Docs should ask about patients’ military history

Islamic State expands despite U.S.-led air campaign

Scaled-back pay raises called ‘insidious’

As Hagel’s tenure as secretary of defense ends, a look back

Poll: Majority disapprove of Obama’s ISIL policies

Far fewer veterans use Choice Card and private health care than expected, VA says

VA reaches out to sexual trauma survivors via Facebook

Army considers easing policy on transgender soldiers

Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

Tattoos, prescription drugs, obesity hinder Army Reserves recruitment effort

Ernst talks defense issues in Glenwood Legion Post

CSU-Global Joins American Legion National Credentialing Summit (postponed due to severe weather)

Advocate: Federal military suicide prevention bill doesn’t go far enough

Legion Cmdr Addresses President’s Day Service

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

VA mortgage lender fined for deceptive practices

Albuquerque man must pay nearly $180,000 restitution at VA

Key Republican: Congress will repeal sequestration cuts

Death Of Kayla Mueller, American Held By Islamic State, Is Confirmed

Obama To Seek War Power Bill From Congress, To Fight ISIS

Death of IS recruiter complicates effort to close Guantanamo

Veterans Choice confusion remains

Congressional auditors: VA health care is high-risk

Most troops, DOD civilians to return from Ebola zones in Africa

Brian Williams suspended from NBC News for 6 months without pay

DOD: U.S. Kills Former Gitmo Inmate, Recent ISIS Convert, in Afghanistan

Feds build bureaucracy to deal with Obama amnesty application onslaught

Bill to prevent veteran suicide includes outreach for universities

Veterans invited to American Legion information sessions

Pentagon seeks new war games to combat cyber threats

Pentagon names Keita Franklin new suicide prevention chief

GAO’s High-Risk List Adds IT Acquisition and Veteran Health Care

Veterans’ Experiences Illustrate Changes in VA Policies for Homelessness

Armed Services lawmakers: Sequester hurting Army readiness

Defense hearings on budget, military retirement

Stop Air Force lockdown of public discussion: Column

Troops to Receive Millions Under Service Members Civil Relief Act

DoD Authorizes Service Stars on the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

N.H. senators move to protect Veterans Choice

When Colleges Use Veterans as Pawns

VA Secretary Attempts to Change Culture, Combat Critics

ISIS putting price tags on Iraqi children, selling them as slaves, U.N. says

New White House Strategy Tackles Changed World

Family left with questions, few answers after veteran kills herself, 3 children

Veteran protests Davis-Monthan AFB home flying gay-friendly flag

A-10 warplane tops list for friendly fire deaths

Vets slam Brian Williams over false Iraq claims

Credentialing the Military

Sanford kicks of statewide tour

Vet Groups: More Suicide Prevention Tools Needed after Clay Hunt Bill

Veterans’ groups blast Brian Williams over “misremembering” of war incident

Off-base stores won’t commit to military discounts

Wisconsin congressman gives whistleblower names to VA investigator, urges investigation

Senate passes, and Obama will sign, anti-suicide bill to aid vets

Wounded Warriors Treated as ‘Slackers’ at Hood, Bliss and Brooke

Officials: Wounded warrior units still needed

Congress Must Force DoD, VA To Work Together As Part Of Military Compensation Overhaul

Military Ebola mission in Liberia coming to an end

Analysts: Pilot’s death may give Jordan’s monarch freer hand against Islamic State

Air Force Has Meltdown Over Name Of Christ

Brian Williams admits that his story of coming under fire while in Iraq was false

From Oval Office: Obama Urges Illegals to ‘Sign Up’ For Amnesty

New defense secretary airs differences with Obama over Ukraine, Gitmo

The missing context behind the widely cited statistic that there are 22 veteran suicides a day

Pittsburgh, Butler VA health systems report wait times below national average

HillVets names its 100 most influential on vets issues

Top Legion officer on PTSD, suicide

Kevlar for the Mind: Helping professions for veterans

Poll: Vets want health care outside VA

Clay Hunt suicide prevention bill headed to White House

Director of troubled Denver VA hospital to retire

 

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