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Department Convention

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

July 17-19, 2015

Department Convention Schedule (PDF) (Revised 7/14)

Department Color Guard Competition

Color Guard Competition Rules (PDF)

Color Guard Competition Entry Form (PDF)

National Convention

Baltimore, Maryland

August 28 - September 3, 2015

Registration Deadline June 15, 2015

Join us at a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses. 


This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.


A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.


This University of Phoenix and Alcoa sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, QuadCities Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), HomeBase Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development, the Department of Labor Veteransí Employment and Training Service [DOL VETS], the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, Goodwill Industries International, NBC News, and other local partners.

Free Hiring Fair for Veterans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

River Center

136 E 3rd Street

Davenport, IA  52801


Hiring Our Heroes - Event Flyer (PDF)

Hiring Our Heroes - Participating Employers (PDF)

Employment Workshop:  8:30 am

Hiring Fair:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Employers must register for FREE in advance.

Job Seekers are encouraged to register in advance for FREE.

Department Executive Committee Revises Guidelines for American Legion Riders Program in Iowa

At its June 27th meeting, The American Legion Department Executive Committee (DEC) passed Resolutions 1 & 2 revising the policies for the American Legion Riders in Iowa.  The resolutions passed were submitted to the DEC by the American Legion Riders (ALR) Committee of the Internal Affairs Commission.

At the Mid-Winter meeting of the DEC, the ALR Committee was instructed to review the Riders program in Iowa and make recommendations to the DEC at the Spring meeting.  Those recommendations came in the form of the two resolutions presented to the DEC.

The ALR Committee plans to discuss the resolutions with the Chapters at the Department Convention ALR meeting to be held on Saturday, July 18, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott in the Waterloo Room at 10:00 am.

Click here for copies of the resolutions with supporting documentation.


August 17, 2015 - Iowa State Fairgrounds


Parade begins at 11 a.m. / Staging at 7 a.m.
Parade Registration Forms due at the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs office not later than August 10, 2015.

Improvement Project Grants

American Legion posts with improvement projects and veterans in need with necessary home repairs are eligible to receive grants from The Home Depot Foundation, a longtime supporter of The American Legion. The Home Depot Foundation announced at National Convention last summer that it is dedicating no less than $1 million for American Legion projects throughout the country.

Click here for more information.

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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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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