Search results for "member benefits" — 5 articles

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 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 »

American Legion National Commander calls for passage of Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act

Posted on April 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON (April 18, 2016) – The head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization welcomed a bill introduced in the Senate last week that would provide benefits to veterans exposed to radioactive fallout while serving in the Marshall Islands. “The American Legion Magazine recently reported on the enormous health toll environmental exposure has had on… Read More »

LegionCare program now improved!

Posted on September 14th, 2015

The Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT) is pleased to announce some important changes to the LegionCare program just revealed at the 97th Annual American Legion National Convention earlier this month. The first of these exciting updates – starting for enrollments after 1/1/2015, anyone enrolled in LegionCare will be covered for as long as they remain a… Read More »


Posted on October 12th, 2011

Legislative The American Legion Department of Texas Legislative Commission is comprised of four members (one from each Division) appointed by the Department Commander and approved by the Executive Committee and The Department Convention. The Chairman of the Commission is appointed by the Department Commander and also is approved by the same process. There is also… Read More »