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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Arsenal Commander’s Legion Talk Tapped as Top 10 Story

    The Watervliet Arsenal commander’s talk at the Mid-Winter Conference was selected by the U.S. Army as a Top 10 Story of the Day.

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  • NY Legion Reacts to State of Union

    ALBANY (Jan. 29, 2014) — The American Legion is happy that President Barack Obama, in his fifth State of the Union address, pledged to reduce the disability claims backlog, improve access to health care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) — especially mental health care — and continue to help veterans get jobs.   “Those are issues The American Legion continues to strongly advocate,” noted New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor. “But we also want to remind the president, and Congress, that we need to stop the looming cuts to pensions for military retirees 62 and younger.”

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  • Monday, January 27, 2014

    This Week’s NY Legislative Update

    The Legion’s New York Legislative Committee provides an update on issues and what the Legion urges NY State to act on. See the Jan. 26th update here.

  • Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Vets Tackle Painful Issues at Conference

    ALBANY — Department Commander told news media how he lost a veteran friend to suicide a year and a half ago.

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  • ‘Legion New York’ Mag Debuts at Conference

    The Department of New York debuted a new publication, Legion New York, at the Mid-Winter Conference held Jan. 24-26 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

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  • Conference Focuses on Vets, Membership, Getting Word Out

    ALBANY — Not only does the public know little about what the American Legion does, but also many members, so getting the word out is a vital need. That was a message from Michael Helm, the leading candidate for national commander, who stopped in at the Public Relations Workshop at the Department’s Mid-Winter Conference, held Jan. 24-26 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

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