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  • Thursday, September 29, 2016

    ‘Saratoga WarHorse’ Featured in Legion Magazine

    The Saratoga WarHorse alternative therapy program for veterans, founded by Legionnaire Bob Nevins, is featured is the September issue of American Legion Magazine.

    Read the article here (PDF).
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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    New York Legion’s Scouting Program Wins Top National Award

    Dept. Presents Scout of the Year Awards

    The American Legion Scouting program in New York State is not only top notch, but is being recognized as perhaps the best in the country.

    The National American Legion has awarded the coveted Frank N. Belgrano Jr. Trophy to the Department of New York for rendering “the most outstanding service” this past year “to the program of the Boy Scouts of America.”

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  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    PIX 11 Spotlights New York’s Legionnaire of Year

    New York City’s WPIX-TV spotlighted Department of New York Legionnaire of the Year Joseph Mondello of the Bronx.

    See the feature report here.


  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Finishing as a Team at Patriot Highlander Challenge

    By Mark Seavey

    Three miles doesn’t seem like all that long a distance, until you are running that far through the hilly countryside of Cobleskill, N.Y., with wounded veterans. The 13 obstacles spread out along the course at roughly quarter-mile intervals don’t make it any easier.

    “We start as a team, and we’ll finish as a team, that’s all that matters.”

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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Jr. Shooting Chair Shares Best Practices

    Over the past 25 years, The American Legion Department of New York’s Junior Shooting Sports Program tournament has grown from 21 youth air rifle competitors to nearly 130. The two-day American Legion tournament is held at Post 787 in Cicero, N.Y., in February, and 21 air rifle teams are expected to compete for the 2016-2017 program year.

    “The Junior Shooting Sports Program is one of the best kept secrets in The American legion; we need to talk to everyone about it,” said Lawrence Behling, Department of New York’s Junior Shooting Sports Program (JSSP) chairman to attendees of the Legion’s second annual JSSP Conference in Indianapolis on Sept. 17.

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  • Thursday, September 01, 2016

    New York’s Troiola Elected National Vice Commander

    CINCINNATI — Past New York Department Commander V. James Troiola was elected a national vice commander of The American Legion Thursday, Sept. 1, during the 98th National Convention’s closing session

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