Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of asbestos-related cancer. Though it’s an aggressive illness, ongoing advancements in chemotherapy, surgery and clinical trials are extending patients' lives years beyond their life expectancy.
Countless veterans are suffering from mesothelioma due to their exposure to asbestos during their service. The Pleural Mesothelioma Center's mission is to help those affected with pleural mesothelioma cancer by offering free assistance and resources to those coping with this disease and their families. These free resources include 1-1 consultation with patient advocates who are there to answer any and all medical questions, help find doctors and treatment centers, and assist with navigating the VA claims process.
American Legion Extension Institute The American Legion’s official training program for officers, members, Legion College applicants and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service organization is now available online. The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features. To register and take the course, visit www.legion.org/alei . (Due to high traffic volume, you may experience some delays. If you experience delays, please try again later.)The program should take less than two hours to complete. It is divided into six sections, with a quiz at the end of each one, followed by a final exam. The sections closely follow the Legion’s Four Pillars of service. They include:
History & Organization
Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Children & Youth
Upon completion, a participant must pass a final online exam to receive a digital certificate of recognition; a lapel/cap pin will also be delivered to those who successfully complete the course. The names of those who have passed will be recorded and indexed at The American Legion National Headquarters. Graduates will have the option to click a box upon completion to recognize their accomplishment on The American Legion national website: www.legion.org