Walk for Veterans
National Commander Dale Barnett and Department Commander Jim
Peterson will lead American Legion family members and friends in an Awareness
Walk for Veterans. In addition to raising public attention on the
important issues facing veterans and their families, the proceeds raised for The
American Legion Walk for Veterans will be used for the National Emergency Fund,
which has provided more that $8 million of assistance to Legion Family members
and American Legion posts that have been impacted by natural disasters.
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Boys State Orientation Dates
April - May
SAL Spring Meetings
9:00 am - Detachment Executive
1:00 pm - Detachment & Squadron
Hornick American Legion Post 492
Department Leadership School
Holiday Inn Mercy Campus - Des Moines
Registration deadline - May 15
June 24 - 1:00 pm
June 25 - 1:00 pm
July 15 - 17
Marriott - Coralville
Iowa State Fair - Des Moines
Registration deadline - June 15
August 26 - September 1
Registration deadline - June 15
for more upcoming
events, meetings & deadlines.
A Strategic Plan
The National American Legion Auxiliary conducted a survey.
From its findings they have developed a strategic plan. The American
Legion Auxiliary Executive Director Dubbie Buckler presented the results and the
strategic plan to a joint session of The American Legion, American Legion
Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion at our recent Mid Winter Conference.
Results from that survey and the plan can be applied to all
members of the Legion family. Use the links below to view handouts and
highlights of her presentation. Every member of the Legion family in a
leadership position is encouraged read this information.
Issues & Priorities
Auxiliary Strategic Plan
Auxiliary 5 Year Plan
The American Legion,
Department of Iowa, is currently seeking a Claims Representative for our Service
Office. This is a full time position with benefits in our office located
in the Federal Building at 210 Locust Street in Des Moines, Iowa. Obtain a
job description and application by following the links below. Questions
about the position may be directed to Service Officer Gary Carter at
515-323-7532 or Adjutant John Derner at 515-282-5068.
Claims Representative Job Description (PDF)
association of student councils: "Supporting those who serve us - take your
"There is no truer representation of a country,
than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it" . . . Tom
Clancy. The Iowa Association of Student Councils (IASC) is teaming up with
The American Legion of Iowa Foundation in order to provide our service men and
women with the support and honor that they deserve. The 2015-2016 IASC project
is a way for student councils across the state to show veterans, current
citizens in the military, and military families THEIR appreciation for veterans.
Students are being encouraged to partner up with their local American Legion
Post for ideas and insight. Student councils are urged to partner and report
their events to the local American Legion. To find out more about the Iowa
Association of Students Councils, visit their website at
Legion of Iowa Electronic Newsletter
The American Legion, Department of Iowa, has started an
electronic newsletter. The newsletter is produced twice per month, with
special editions when necessary. Subscribe today to get the latest
information from the Department delivered right to your email.
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LegionCare program now
The Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT) is pleased to announce some important
changes to the LegionCare program.
The first of these exciting updates – starting for enrollments after 1/1/2015,
anyone enrolled in LegionCare will be covered for as long as they remain a
member of The Legion Family. No need to re-enroll every 5 years!
The second change, and what we think is the most important - All “Legion Family”
members – Legion, senior ALA, and senior SAL – in good standing are now eligible
for the coverage. The Legionnaire Insurance Trust has been working hard to
provide valuable benefits to your entire family and we look forward to
continuing to serve veterans’ insurance needs.
Every eligible “Legion Family” member may enroll, but the member
must sign-up to be covered. Please spread the word about these exciting changes
$5,000 Accidental Death Benefit at NO COST to You
Legion Family members now have the opportunity to assure their enrollment in LegionCare,
the newly enhanced Accidental Death benefit available at No-Cost to Legion
Family members. LegionCare is a one-of-a-kind benefit. LegionCare provides all Legion
Family members with:
$5,000 in Accidental Death
Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official
$1,000 for all other covered
24/7 protection that covers
Legion Family members at home, at work and while they are traveling away
from home available for all Legion Family members in the Department.
IMPORTANT: All Legion Family
members must activate their $5,000 in protection in order to be covered. Legion
Family members may activate coverage by calling 800-235-6943 or by going online at
Don’t let any of your fellow
Legionnaires let this opportunity pass them by. Please help ensure that all of
the members in your Post, Unit and Squadron are aware of this important benefit.
Click here to learn more.