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American Legion, Department of North Dakota - www.ndlegion.org

 

American Legion Auxiliary - www.legion-aux.org

 

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of North Dakota - www.ndlegion-aux.org

 

Sons of the American Legion - www.legion.org/sons

 

40 and 8 - www.fortyandeight.org

 

Post 2 Baseball - www.post2baseball.com

 

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band - www.rrvvcb.org

 

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

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! 

District 1 Leadership for Membership Year 2018

 

Post 2 is proud that two of their members are serving as leadership for District 1! Michele Olson is serving is District 1 Commander while Christopher Hanson is serving as District 1 Vice Commander!

From the National Commander

 

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

From a 'Miracle' to a Sad Tragedy

 

One of the stars of the Team USA ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey movie, who later joined the Army and became a Green Beret, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  CLICK HERE to read more about this heartbreaking story.

Texas Posts Serving as Donation Centers and Shelters

 

CLICK HERE to read about how Texas American Legion Posts are providing relief and aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

The Department of Texas Commander encourages financial contributions be donated to the Legion's National Emergency Fund.

American Legion Elects First Female National Commander

 

Denise Rohan, the first woman elected American Legion national commander, asks Legion family members to continue their service to the nation, its veterans and military.  CLICK HERE to read more.

The GI Bill: Now and Then

 

A lot has changed with the GI Bill since it began many years ago.  CLCIK HERE to read about some connections made between the original measure and today’s post-9/11 veterans benefits packages.

Location Change for Post Meetings

 

All Post Meetings will take place at the Hector Airport Business Park (the old Hector Terminal located at 1801 23rd Avenue North, Fargo) unless otherwise advertised.  Going forward, this site will be the permanent meeting space for American Legion Post 2. 

 

Meetings and events had been occurring at the Fargo Air Museum for the past several months, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the location for events and meetings has officially changed back to the Hector Airport Business Park.

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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