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Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City Recognizes The American Legion as Official Charity

May 23-25, 2014

Tree Town Music Festival is proud to announce The American Legion is the official charity of the Memorial Day weekend event featuring top country music artists in Forest City, Iowa. Tree Town Music Festival and The American Legion have created special ticket rates to make this an even more accessible destination event for active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Click here to learn more and for instructions on discount tickets.

Veterans Career Fair - April 24

The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs and Home Base Iowa are partnering with the Iowa Business Council and the Central Iowa Building Trades to create career opportunities for unemployed and underemployed veterans. All active military servicemen and women, members of the National Guard and Reserves, their spouses, as well as veterans of all ranks and levels of experience are welcome to attend the Veterans Career Fair. Most of the participating Veterans Career Fair employers and organizations have current openings for immediate hiring.

Click here for more information.


Soldier's Wish

It is the mission of Soldierís Wish to identify unmet needs of veterans of military service regardless of branch or rank and identify or provide resources to meet those needs by providing needed support directly to the veteran service members and/or their families in order that such service members can lead normal and productive lives.  Click here to learn more.

District Spring Conferences

April - May

District Conferences

Department Leadership School

June 6-8, 2014

Department Leadership School

Department Executive Committee

June 28, 2014


National Legion College

October 26-31, 2014

Legion College

Department Convention

July 11-13, 2014

Department Convention

National Convention

August 22-28, 2014

National Convention

American 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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New IRS Requirement - IMPORTANT!

The IRS has a new form required for EVERY enterprise with an Employer Identification Number (EIN). That means all corporations, incorporated and non incorporated posts and tax exempt organizations. Whenever there is a change of address or change in the person in charge, the new person in charge must now file the IRS Form 8822-B. This is a basic form that looks like a "Change of Address" form. What they really want to know is the NAME of the "RESPONSIBLE PARTY." This could be the post commander or adjutant or treasurer, or whoever has a level of control over the funds.

The filing deadline as given to us by the IRS was MARCH 1, 2014. We know that was a very short time period. If you were not able to file by March 1, please download the form and file it. Better late than never in this instance. Remember your post also needs to file again within 60 days of whenever your Responsible Party changes.

The form is available on-line.

National Commander's Incentive Programs

National Commander Dan Dellinger has announced incentive programs for members and Posts for the 2013-2014 year.  National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger will award his National Commander Coin to any Legion family member who obtains 15 new members into The American Legion or his National Commander Pin to any Legion family member who obtains five new members into The American Legion.

The Post Excellence Award will be awarded to Posts who achieve excellence in four areas: membership, youth activities, community service and support to currently serving troops or veterans.

Click here for more information on these programs.

LEGIONCARE:  $5,000 Accidental Death Benefit at NO COST to You.

Legionnaires now have the opportunity to assure their enrollment in LegionCare, the newly enhanced Accidental Death benefit available at No-Cost to Legionnaires. LegionCare is a one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to Legionnaires. LegionCare provides all Legionnaires with:

  • $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business.

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while they are travelling away from home available for all Legionnaires in your Department.

IMPORTANT: All Legionnaires must activate their $5,000 in protection in order to be covered. Post Adjutants should provide members with an enrollment postcards when processing membership. The Adjutants are also asked to provide the postcards to Paid Up For Life (PUFL) members.  Legionnaires may also activate their coverage by going online at


Donít let any of your fellow Legionnaires let this opportunity pass them by. Please help ensure that all of the members in your Post are aware of this important benefit.


Click here to learn more.


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