• American Legion Disappointed in Tentative Military Budget

    Posted on May 25th, 2016

    WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016) – The American Legion expressed dismay for a 2017 pay-and-benefits proposal for military members. According to Military Times, the budget by Congress would increase the existing pay gap between service members and their civilian counterparts due to small pay increases. While the House is in favor of a full pay raise,… Read More »

  • American Legion to VA Secretary: ‘People Don’t Die for Space Mountain’

    Posted on May 24th, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS  (May 23, 2016) –The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization took exception to VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s comparison of VA wait times to what is experienced by visitors at Disneyland. “The American Legion agrees that the VA Secretary’s analogy between Disneyland and VA wait times was an unfortunate comparison because people don’t die… Read More »

  • VA Announces Community Care Call Center to Help Veterans with Choice Program Billing Issues

    Posted on May 17th, 2016

    WASHINGTON – Veterans can now work directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve debt collection issues resulting from inappropriate or delayed Choice Program billing. In step with MyVA’s efforts to modernize VA’s customer-focused, Veteran-centered services capabilities, a Community Care Call Center has been set up for Veterans experiencing adverse credit reporting or… Read More »

  • PAID UP FOR LIFE PRICING Effective June 1, 2016

    Posted on May 10th, 2016

    The following is provided for your information: As most of you are aware, the membership dues increased $5 in January of this year 2016.  Also part of the resolution to increase dues stated that the PUFL rates would remain the same until June 1, 2016 at which time the Finance Commission would adjust the rate… Read More »

  • American Legion Backs ‘Veterans First Act’

    Posted on May 5th, 2016

    WASHINGTON (May 4, 2016) – The head of the nation’s largest  veterans organization praised the recently-introduced Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs comprehensive omnibus bill, known as the “Veterans First Act.” “There is much to like in this bill,” said National Commander of The American Legion Dale Barnett. “Since the wait time manipulations and other irregularities… Read More »