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  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Legion Rips Defense Cuts

    American Legion leaders say a Pentagon budget proposal unveiled Monday, Feb. 24, by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel endangers America’s national security and that downsizing force structure and benefits will lead to an exodus of quality men and women from the Armed Forces.

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  • Monday, February 24, 2014

    Study Confirms Aircrew Exposure to Agent Orange

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2014) — The American Legion has announced its support for extending Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits eligibility to veterans who were exposed to aircraft that had previously sprayed Agent Orange over Vietnam.

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  • 4 Receive Award of Excellence

    Four 7th District Legionnaires were honored with the Department Commander’s Award of Excellence when New York Legion leaders visited Seneca, Monroe, Wayne and Ontario counties Feb. 20-23.

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  • Friday, February 21, 2014

    2,500 Vets Take Legion PTSD Survey

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 21, 2014) — As of Feb. 20, more than 2,500 veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have participated in The American Legion’s online survey that seeks to determine the effectiveness of treatments for these two conditions.

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  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Miller Faults VBA ‘Retaliatory’ Tactics vs. Legion

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2014) — Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., pulled no punches in a Feb. 14th letter sent to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki. He accused the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) of obstructing the work of an American Legion team of experts during its recent visit to the Seattle VA Regional Office.

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  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Dobbs Ferry Rallies After Legion Building Collapses

    News media report expressions of community support for Dobbs Ferry American Legion Post 1048 after its building collapsed under the weight of heavy snow on Valentine’s Day.

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