TARGET DATES FOR 2016 – 2017

September 7, 2016 50%   
October 5, 2016 55%
November 2, 2016 65%            
December 7, 2016 75%
January 11, 2017 80%
February 1, 2017 85%             
March 1, 2017 90%
April 5, 2017 95%             
May 3, 2017 100%           



  • Statement from Secretary – California’s repayment of enlistment bonuses

    Posted on October 26th, 2016

    Statement from Secretary Carter There is no more important responsibility for the Department of Defense than keeping faith with our people. That means treating them fairly and equitably, honoring their service and sacrifice, and keeping our word. Today, in keeping with that obligation, I am ordering a series of steps to ensure fair treatment for… Read More »

  • Program launched to restore World War I memorials

    Posted on October 26th, 2016

    The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library have announced a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve local World War I memorials. 100 Cities/100 Memorials is a fund-matching program launching July 18 in which groups or individuals can: • Identify local World War I… Read More »

  • American Legion on Bonuses: ‘We stand with the soldiers of the Guard’

    Posted on October 24th, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS (October 24, 2016) –The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization is calling on the U.S. military to immediately cease collection efforts from National Guard members who were mistakenly awarded bonuses through no fault of their own. “As far as The American Legion is concerned, the debt is backwards. America owes a debt… Read More »

  • Editorial by National Commander Charles E. Schmidt: Country Over Candidates

    Posted on October 24th, 2016

    Note: The following op-ed by National Commander Charles E. Schmidt was published by the Waco Tribune on October 21. Editor – The following guest editorial by the national commander of The American Legion is offered for your consideration. Country Over Candidates By Charles E. Schmidt As leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization, I… Read More »

  • Legion applauds McCain for protecting veterans’ preference

    Posted on October 5th, 2016

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 — One of The American Legion’s top priorities is creating and protecting the benefits veterans use every day, including veterans’ preference for employment, which the 2017 Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is threatening. In the Senate version of the NDAA, the bill that funds the nation’s military and defense budget,… Read More »