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2014-05-07 20:21:01

Program Helps Turn Military Training and Expertise Into Private Sector Professional Certifications and Licenses WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the men and women of the U.S. military redeploy home after a decade-plus of war - and the Department of Defense simultaneously begins a dramatic drawdown in its military strength - soon to be veterans face a daunting jobs environment after they hang up their uniforms and face the very real prospect of extended periods of...

2014-05-02 12:27:10

Another Phoenix doctor's claim that evidence was destroyed to conceal secret waiting lists must be investigated and, if true, lead to severe consequences, Dellinger says. WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger reacted with serious concern following Thursday night's Arizona Republic story that a second Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System doctor has stepped forward to corroborate allegations of...

2014-04-24 20:23:23

Legion attends meeting with VA in Washington that produces no explanation for hospital's secret list WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion officials met with a top Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official in Washington on April 24 to address allegations made against the VA medical center in Phoenix, and how the department is responding to them. Specifically, CNN reported April 23 that the Phoenix facility has been keeping a secret list of...

2014-04-24 16:28:42

Report says at least 40 patients died while waiting for appointments at Phoenix VA medical center that was hiding information. WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix has been keeping a secret list of patients with long-delayed appointments, a practice which has been linked to the deaths of at least 40 veterans, according to an April 23 report by CNN. The secret list kept by the Phoenix Veterans Affairs...

2014-04-19 12:20:37

Newspaper publishes letter rebutting earlier insult to veterans INDIANAPOLIS, April 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization took a New York Times editorialist to task for falsely linking recent brutal murders to a white supremacist's military service, which ended decades earlier. In a letter published in today's New York Times http://nyti.ms/1i4quWd American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said, "I condemn...

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...


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