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Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in people that have either inhaled or swallowed asbestos fibers.  These fibers travel through the body and become lodged in the lung or other parts of the body, resulting in cancer that can appear decades later. Most often these fibers lodge themselves in the outer lining of the lungs, known as the pleura, causing pleural mesothelioma, the most common type of this cancer.

 

With no known cure for the disease, patients often face treatments aimed at managing the symptoms and improving their quality of life.  Once patients near their end of life, doctors often shift to palliative care which is intended to control pain, stop bleeding, relieve pressure, and to allow patients to be at home with their loved ones.

 

Mesothelioma is diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year, and about that many victims also die from the disease each year.

 

For more information, please visit www.mesotheliomahelp.net.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.  The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.  Learn more at www.asbestos.com

Veterans are the most at-risk group for developing mesothelioma. They account for 30% of all mesothelioma patients, but only 8% of the entire population. The military’s widespread use of asbestos from the 1930s to the 1970s exposed veterans to large amounts of asbestos containing materials.  To learn more, visit www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans/.

1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Visit our website at www.mesotheliomaguide.com for free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Dental care is an important part of our health!  With that being said, if you're in search of some great information and resources on the topic, be sure to visit the Dental Care Resources for Veterans website located at www.emergencydentistsusa.com/dental-care-resources-for-veterans/.  There, you will find a great amount of information on dental care for veterans.

This medical article is about veterans and addiction, and has a helpful section that covers the relationship between PTSD and addiction.  Learn more by going to www.drugrehab.com/addiction/veterans/.

Rent to own is a new concept in real estate that's helpful for veterans who want to buy but don't have the normal financial ability.  To read more about this, go to www.renttoownlabs.com/military-housing.

News

District 1 Fall Meeting

 

On behalf of District 1 Commander, Michele Olson, we'd like to invite you to attend the Fall District 1 Meeting taking place in Buffalo, North Dakota on Friday, September 28th.  The social and dinner are at 5:00pm with the meeting at 7pm.  If you have questions, please contact Commander Olson at (701) 866-8882 or CLICK HERE to e-mail her. 

Thank You to Our Color Guard

 

Thank you to our outstanding Post 2 Color Guard for all that they do in and around the Fargo-Moorhead area. From posting colors are local patriotic and sports events to providing military rites and final honors at funerals, this group of dedicated individuals perform their duties diligently regardless of the day or weather conditions.

From the National Commander

 

CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Denise H. Rohan.

California Post Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, First Responders
 
Post 519 in Palm Springs served as a shelter for Cranston fire victims, serving food and announcing its assistance through news channels and a Legion ham radio station.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Finally, a New VA Medical Center in Colorado
 
The long-delayed and debated project ushers in a new era of care for Denver-area veterans.  CLICK HERE to read more.
American Troops Involved in Thai Cave Rescue
 
United States Special Operations Forces were called upon to help rescue the trapped boys’ soccer team.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Sweeping Veterans Health Care Bill Becomes Law

 

Among other provisions, the VA MISSION Act includes provisions to consolidate community care programs into a single, streamlined service and provides sufficient funding to extend the program through 2019.  CLICK HERE to read more.

A Century of Americanism

 

A Tennessee Post is marking the American Legion centennial by teaching area students about the flag.  CLICK HERE to read more!

North Dakota Veterans Home Director Receives Award

 

Mark Johnson, Director of the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, has received the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) "Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Do You Know 2nd Lt. C.A. Jackson, 2nd Division, AEF?

 

A Wisconsin Legionnaire is looking to reunite a canteen with descendants of this World War I Soldier.  CLICK HERE to read on.

Commander Rohan Pledges to Work with New VA Secretary

 

The National Commander released a statement regarding the selection and confirmation for a new VA Secretary.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Electrical Stimulation Treatment Helps PTSD Patients

 

Treatment helps patients reduce stress, anxiety.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Final 100 Cities/100 Memorial Grant Recipients Named

 

The American Legion was involved with several winners, also designated as national centennial memorials.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Legacy Scholarship Gives Ohio Student Home

 

Chase Cooke received the college scholarship in honor of his father, a post-9/11 disabled veteran.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Survey Shows Veteran Households Support Research of Medical Cannabis

 

CLICK HERE to see the results of an American Legion survey conducted by an independent research company. 

Old Glory All Over the World

 

Wisconsin Boys State alum and current US Army Lieutenant has been able to fly his US flag in 21 countries spanning all seven continents.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Legion Reaffirms Position for a Stong America

 

National Commander Denise H. Rohan and Legion leadership meet in Indianapolis to vote on resolutions, receive donations and promote Family First! initiatives.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Are You a Past Post 2 Baseball Player?

 

If you are a past Post 2 Baseball player, please let us know!  Post 2 Baseball would like to put together a list of Legion members who have played Post 2 baseball into an "alumni list"! 

 

CLICK HERE to E-mail Adjutant Hanson to submit your name as a Post 2 baseball alum! 

Who Will Fill Our Shoes?
 

American Legion national commanders asks members of the NEC who is going to carry the organization into the next century.  CLICK HERE to read on.

America's Military is Losing Its Technology Edge

 

The global war on terrorism and reduced defense spending have taken their toll, even as rival nations are modernizing their forces.  CLICK HERE to read on.

VALOR at NDSU

 

VALOR (Veteran Alliance Organization) was created to improve the campus climate for military and veteran students at North Dakota State University.  The concept is to create a network of ADVOCATES made up of staff, faculty, and administrators at NDSU who are identified to our veteran students as people that they can go to for guidance and direction.

 

VALOR materials and training opportunities provide:

  • An understanding of military culture.
  • An understanding of potential issues student veterans face.
  • An awareness of the resources available to student veterans on and off our campus.

 

VALOR is sponsored by American Legion Post 400 and an Advisory Board that provides guidance and oversight.

 

Questions on the program can be directed to Adjutant Christopher Hanson or Past Commander Brad Aune, both who are Advisory Board members of VALOR.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NDSU VALOR PROGRAM!

Why Join the Legion?

 

Looking for good reasons to join or convince someone to join the American Legion?  Wondering if it would be worth it to start up again after letting your membership lapse?  CLICK HERE to read more about why you should join us in our mission and cause!



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