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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

New District 1 Leadership for Membership Year 2018

 

Post 2 is proud to announce that two of their members were selected tonight to serve as the incoming leadership of District 1! Christopher Hanson was selected as District Vice Commander (Elect) and Michele Olson was selected as District Commander (Elect) for membership year 2018!

From the National Commander

 

CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander Charles Schmidt.

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.

Post 2 Baseball

 

Be sure to get outside this summer and take in a Post 2 American Legion Baseball game at beautiful Jack Williams Stadium!  CLICK HERE to see their schedule!

A Story Under Each Headstone

 

Legion Family and USAA leaders remember the fallen at Brittany American Cemetery.  CLICK HERE to read more on this story.

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.

National Poppy Day Supports Veterans, Honors the Fallen

 

The American Legion Family leads the effort to keep all who served front and center.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Playing Patriotism

 

World War II veteran and Legionnaire Bruce Benson sounds taps every night at sunset to honor his late wife and fellow military veterans.  CLICK HERE to read the rest of this story.

Hawaii Fights to Save WWI Memorial

 

The Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium has fallen into disrepair.  Now the Legion and preservationists are trying to save it from being torn down.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Purple Heart Lie Results in Six Guilty Verdicts

 

A former Holly Springs police officer was found guilty Tuesday of falsely claiming he was a Purple Heart recipient four years after an investigation showed he lied about his military affiliation.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Vietnam Veterans Day: An Unforgettable Medal of Honor Message

 

The President signed legislation honoring Vietnam Veterans Day, and a speech about coming home- CLICK HERE for more.

An "Ideal Setting" to Honor a Veteran

 

Post 27 in New Hampshire hosted a ceremony for a World War II veteran who received medals earned decades earlier.  CLICK HERE to read on. 

"They Served Each Other"

 

At a World War I centennial event, our American Legion national commander praised the generation that fought the Great War and founded The American Legion.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Seabees Celebrate 75 Years of Successes

 

The Seabees have played a role in every U.S. conflict since World War II, providing national security, alleviating humanitarian crises and responding to natural disasters.  CLICK HERE to read more.

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.

National Commander Used Legion Legacy to Advance Legislative Agenda

 

National Commander Schmidt testifies before joint session of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

OMW Delivers Largest Grant to a VA Facility in Two Years

 

The New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque received $10,000 for the purchase of needed items for its veterans.  CLICK HERE to read more!

The 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit

 

We're working to help in the efforts to bring this incredible exhibit to West Fargo at the Red River Valley Fair this summer. Stay tuned for more details. But, for now, go check out the information on the 9/11 Never Forget Exhibit. It's worth your time.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

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 Commander 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!

New Mexico Man Admits Stolen Valor Charge

 

Anthony Gambino, 43, has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating the Stolen Valor Act.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Department of Maryland Legionnaires Attend a Sendoff Ceremony

 

Department of Maryland members show support to 200 National Guard troops headed to the Middle East for nine months.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Legion Assessing Damage in Storm-Ravaged Georgia

 

Tornadoes killed at least 15 in state, caused $100 million in damage.  CLICK HERE to read more.

"We're Saving Lives"

 

After a brutal cold spell hit Portland and caused multiple deaths, Legion Post 134 set up a warming shelter that has housed more than 20 area residents each night.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Appeals Modernization, Choice Program, Cannabis Research

 

New American Legion Legislative Director Matthew Shuman talks key issues facing veterans on Capitol Hill.  CLICK HERE to read more.

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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