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  • Monday, November 24, 2014

    Healthcare Visitation Task Force Off and Running

    The Department of New York’s VA Healthcare Task Force completed its first visitation of a VA healthcare facility in November, and is set to make a second site visit in December.

    The first-ever visit by a state-level task force took place Nov. 18-19 at Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. The visit was preceded by four town hall meetings where the task force heard first-hand from veterans about the care and services received at Stratton VA, reports Task Force Chairman R. Michael Suter, who is also New York’s chairman of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.

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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Snow-buried Members May Be Eligible for Emergency Funds

    Members of the Legion Family hit hard by the recent snowstorms in New York may be eligible for The American Legion’s National Emergency Funds.

    Anthony DeNatale, New York American Legion’s homeland security and civil preparedness chairman, reports that National Emergency Funds (NEF) are available for the 10 counties declared disaster areas by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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  • Friday, November 21, 2014

    Legion Launches New Career Platform

    INDIANAPOLIS — The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform translate military skills to job skills, find employment, start businesses and make successful transitions.

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  • Legion Questions Amnesty Plan

    INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 20, 2014) — The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization  questioned the wisdom of the White House putting politics above national security with its plan to give amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants through an executive order.

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  • Monday, November 17, 2014

    DDSO Honors Monroe Post for 20 Years of Service

    MONROE — The Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Service Office recently presented American Legion Post 488 in Monroe with a certificate recognizing its 20 years of service to DDSO by hosting holiday parties for developmentally disabled adults, StrausNews’ PhotoNews reported.

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  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Eagle Scout Candidate Helps Hastings-on-Hudson Legion Post

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — After learning in the local news that the Hastings-on-Hudson’s American Legion Post was struggling financially, Zak Armacost rallied his own troops and made sure his local veterans were taken care of, the River Towns Daily Voice reported

    The 17-year-old Hastings-on-Hudson High School senior organized the renovation of Admiral Farragut Post 1195’s lower level for his Eagle Scout service project.

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