• Legion to Congress: Veterans want strong, robust VA

    Posted on June 20th, 2016

    Jun 20, 2016  In a strongly worded letter sent Friday to all members of Congress, American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett criticized proposals to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs. “The American Legion has grown increasingly concerned over the past several months about egregious and politically driven comments from some groups claiming to represent veterans’… Read More »

  • Internet outage

    Posted on June 18th, 2016

    AT&T reported that there was a large internet outage in the Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston areas on Friday, July 17th beginning around 2:00 pm. If you sent an electronic communication (email) on Friday to the Department Headquarters we suggest you resend to ensure we get your message.

  • American Legion hails unanimous Supreme Court ruling

    Posted on June 17th, 2016

    WASHINGTON (June 16, 2016) — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett praised a Supreme Court ruling today that sided with a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from a service-disabled veteran-owned small business for the VA’s failure to comply with Public Law 109-461, commonly referred to as “Veterans First.” “The American Legion applauds this… Read More »

  • National Commander: “We stand with the people of Orlando”

    Posted on June 13th, 2016

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2016 — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett expressed support and sympathy today for the people of Orlando, Fla., families of victims, law enforcement officers, first responders and investigators after 50 were killed and more than 50 were wounded early Sunday morning in what is being called the worst terrorist attack in the… Read More »

  • Legion, DAV & VFW respond to McCain comments

    Posted on June 6th, 2016

    Sen. John McCain attacked the nation’s largest and most influential veterans’ service organizations last Friday by alleging they were opposed to the Veterans Choice Program that created a new, but temporary, option for veterans to receive health care from non-Department of Veterans Affairs providers. The senator’s comments specifically targeted The American Legion, the Veterans of… Read More »