Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest American Legion Stories

2014-03-26 12:21:07

National commander calls transition assistance for veterans a moral and legal obligation. WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger told members of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs Wednesday that this is a "crucial threshold in history" with more than 1.2 million service members soon to discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces and enter civilian lives, expecting the support they earned and deserve. "I...

2014-03-20 23:02:38

On March 29-30, 2014, American Legion Post 248 Club's RibJam presented by Budweiser will celebrate it’s inaugural Ribjam. Ribjam will fill Crystal River Mall Festival Grounds in the heart of the Natures Coast with ribs, music, and a family kids zone for some great fun and causes. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 On March 29-30, 2014, American Legion Post 248 Club's RibJam presented by Budweiser will celebrate it’s inaugural Ribjam. Ribjam will fill Crystal River...

2014-03-20 16:21:19

WASHINGTON , March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion and the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with Syracuse University will present a two-day small business workshop in Washington D.C. March 22-23 for veteran women, active duty service members and women partners/spouses of service members interested in starting their own small businesses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The entrepreneurial training program, called "For Her...

2014-03-14 12:26:35

INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2014 American Legion World Series championship game will be televised live and available to 80 million viewers on the ESPNU network in August, officials announced yesterday. Preliminary games will be available on the Internet service ESPN3. The agreement between The American Legion and ESPN is for five years. The games will be held Aug. 14-19 in Shelby, N.C. The last time an American Legion World Series championship game...

2014-02-19 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a response to syndicated columnist Ruth Marcus's piece "Bipartisan caving on military pension cuts" published by The Washington Post on February 11. The Washington Post has declined to publish National Commander Dellinger's response. Editor: As National Commander of the nation's largest veterans' service organization, I was dumbfounded by Ruth Marcus's characterization of military retirement benefits as...

2013-12-12 23:22:41

Legionella bacteria were recently responsible for two new Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm currently representing victims of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks across the country, including one case from the October outbreak in Allentown, PA. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing...

2013-11-25 12:28:06

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Signaling continued strong growth, Flagship Logistics Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, has completed construction of a state-of-the-art customer contact center in Indianapolis, Ind. Unique to the facility, it has been built to exceed ADA handicap standards with one goal in mind: to hire veterans and active duty personnel, disabled or not, to staff the contact center. (Photo:...

2013-11-14 16:29:17

The American Legion's national commander wants VA to take immediate action to correct deplorable conditions at the Jackson VAMC WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daniel M. Dellinger, national commander of The American Legion said he is "appalled" by conditions at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Jackson, Miss. A Nov. 13 congressional hearing focused on a variety of serious, ongoing problems at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical...

2013-11-13 23:25:55

Inadequate water system treatment can lead to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm with multiple cases linked to recent outbreaks across the country. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, and other large facilities do not properly maintain their water systems....

2013-11-13 20:20:35

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national commander of The American Legion is expressing his organization's sympathies for the families of four U.S. Marines killed at Camp Pendleton Wednesday. The Marines, whose names have not yet been released publicly, died during a "range maintenance" operation at the huge California military installation late Wednesday morning. "This is not the time to talk about budget cuts or other political issues," said...