May 31 - June 2, 2013
Registration deadline May 10
July 12-14, 2013
August 23-29, 2013
Registration deadline June 15
Honor Guard Reimbursement
The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
and the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs have announced that honor
guard reimbursement from the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund is once again
available. Applications for reimbursement for
services performed must be received by
June 25, 2013.
Click here for details, forms
Boys State Resources Available
New resources are now available for those attending Boys State, Post
Chairman, District Chairmen, and Boys State Counselors. The
resources include orientation videos, notes and slideshows, as well as a
Click here for
Receives Check for $78,921 from Legionnaires Insurance Trust
The Legionnaire Insurance Trust
(LIT) was formed in 1966 with two primary goals: to provide Legion families with
low-cost insurance protection and to provide a source of revenue to
participating Legion Departments.
On April 16, 2013, the Department
of Iowa received $78,921 for our participation in the program for the past year
– giving the Department a grand total of $1,265,526 received since joining the
program in 1992.
Also, in the same period of time,
hundreds of millions of dollars in claim benefits have been paid to Legionnaires
and their families through the LIT; and over $69 million in allocations have
been paid to participating Legion Departments.
October 27 - November 1, 2013
Application Deadline, July 1
IALPA: Iowa American
Legion Press Association Contest
The Iowa American Legion Press Association will once again
host the annual contest for Post newsletter. Newsletters must have been
issued/published between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013. Awards are presented in
four categories: Single sheet - Multiple sheet - E-mail - Website.
Entry must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2013.
Click here for details.
As the war in Afghanistan
winds down, U.S. military personnel are coming home where they join
other recent veterans who served in Iraq. Many of these servicemembers have left the battlefield
only to be faced with a new fight: a
struggle to overcome the mental and
physical wounds suffered during
deployment. Those with traumatic brain
injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) are returning home in
unprecedented numbers. In fact, the Army
has said that up to 20 percent of the
men and women who served in Afghanistan
or Iraq have suffered TBI.
Click here to learn how you can
OCW Brochure (PDF) | OCW Post Guide (PDF)
Membership Renewal Postcard
Post officers can now download and print a membership renewal
reminder postcard. Use 5½” x 4¼” postcards, 4 to a sheet, (Avery
8387) for printing.
Membership Renewal Postcard
$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
$1,000 for all other covered
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
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 are aware of this important benefit.
Click here to learn more.
Deadlines & Dates
Department Headquarters & Service Office Closed
31 - Jun 2
27 - Nov 1
National Legion College