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VA Health Care Is Quietly Changing More Rapidly Than Obamacare

Tom Aiello | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
Tom Aiello

Right now, there is a healthy debate between privatizing or preserving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. At the center of th...

Apparently, the American Legion Hates Jesus

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion
Chris Rodda

According to the American Legion's official Chaplain's Manual, the items to be included in a POW/MIA table display consist of: Small table covered wi...

Memorial Day: Getting Better in Honor of Those Who Didn't Make It Home

Richard Taite | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Richard Taite

Among those who did return and the family members of all who served, I see too much addiction and pain. That personal human suffering is an unacceptable legacy to those who died in service to their nation.

Mad Men: One Journey, One Redemption, One Ending

William Bradley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper has been shedding quite a few things this season. So it makes sense that he ends the penultimate episode in the epic novel for television that is Mad Men sitting alone on a bus stop in Oklahoma, heading west.

Shahien Nasiripour

American Legion Criticizes Education Department Over Student Loan Investigation | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The American Legion, the influential veterans organization, has criticized the U.S. Department of Education's handling of federal allegations that stu...

Veterans Group Opposes Obama's Immigration Action Because Of ISIS

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

The head of one of the nation's largest veterans groups on Thursday said the threat of terrorist groups in the Middle East was the reason the group, t...

Amanda Terkel

American Legion Appoints Its First Female Executive Director | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Legion has named Verna Jones its new executive director, making her the first woman to lead the veterans organization in it...

Dad, Why Is that Man Wearing a Red Flower?

John McCormick | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

It was time for me to tell my son the story behind the little red poppies. I turned off the soccer match and explained to my son why the poppy has long been associated with the Armistice and honoring veterans.

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

Sam Stein

Veterans Groups Completely Unload On Sen. Richard Burr | Sam Stein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly bitter war of words has broken out between veterans organizations and the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Af...

Where Do Vets Stand on Shinseki?

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

What happened at the Phoenix VA is a real tragedy, and it deserves an investigation and a response. Without polling, I can tell you pretty much all of America's veterans believe that. But, what veterans don't seem to be saying yet, at least in the survey of our supporters, is that Eric Shinseki should resign.

American Legion Calls for Shinseki to Quit, But Should He?

Jon Soltz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Yes, Secretary Shinseki does owe us an explanation. But he owes it after a thorough investigation of these serious allegations is able to determine exactly what happened. Shinseki has stated that if the investigation substantiates allegations of employee misconduct, swift and appropriate action will be taken.

Luke Johnson

GOP Sanctions Push Angers A Traditional Ally | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top veterans groups have come out against a Senate GOP effort to insert an Iran sanctions amendment into an unrelated veterans bill,...

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

Amanda Terkel

Medal Honoring Drone Pilots Faces Bipartisan Backlash | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new medal that would honor drone pilots and cyber warriors and outrank battlefield combat medals such as the Purple Heart and Bronze S...

Amanda Terkel

Next Congress Will Have Fewest Military Veterans Since World War II | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress that takes office in January will have the fewest military veterans since World War II, although the number of member...

My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.

Veterans and Service Member Benefits -- A Deal's a Deal

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

We promise to provide the veterans and active service members with the full set of benefits available at the time they signed up. That set of implicit, but sacred, promises is now being threatened.

WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, 68 Years Late

Forest Hills Patch | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Arno Heller, a Rego Park resident and World War II veteran, earned a Bronze Star for his commitment to duty — it just came a little late. During ...

New Lenox, IL: Facing Financial Mess, American Legion Gets to Work | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

"We're trying our damnedest to keep the doors open."...

Chinese American WWII Vets Remember Flying Tigers Days

Victoria Moy | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

Last week, Chinese American World War II veterans of the legendary Flying Tigers reunited for their 68th Anniversary in New York City.

Minneapolis Message to Obama Was Clear: Bring the War $$ Home

Coleen Rowley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Most of the mainstream media did not do a very good job reporting on Obama's August 30 speech in Minneapolis nor on the protest outside the National Convention of the American Legion to whom he spoke.

Amanda Terkel

Time To Bring Home Sailors Buried 200 Years Ago In Libya? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen U.S. sailors who died in 1804 during the First Barbary War and were buried in Tripoli, Libya, may finally be coming home, if th...

BASEBRAWL: Wild Fracas Erupts During American Legion Game

Posted 10.09.2011 | Sports

A shocking fight between two American Legion baseball teams left onlookers stunned and both squads booted from the Southeast Regional Tournament. ...

$20 Buys All The Bull Testicles You Can Eat And Whisky You Can Drink

AOL Weird News | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

There's quite a deal being offered in DC this weekend, assuming you have the balls to stomach it. On Saturday night, roughly 500 people are expecte...