National Defense

The American Legion’s national security positions and programs are contained in this pillar. The American Legion is a prominent voice of support for U.S. military personnel and reserve components, particularly in the area of quality of life, and benefits. Within this pillar are:

  • Troop support
  • Family Support Network for military and veteran families during deployment
  • Temporary Financial Assistance for military and veteran families with minor children at home
  • Immigration and naturalization
  • Adoption of military units and installations and keeping them here in Idaho
  • Security at military funerals
  • Advocacy on behalf of U.S. military retirees using TRICARE
  • Support for the U.S. State Department and global diplomacy
  • POW/MIA accounting operations and commands
  • Advocacy for women veterans and military personnel
  • Foreign affairs
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