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American Legion Family Membership Tour, November 17-22, 2014

The annual American Legion of Iowa National Vice Commander and Membership Tour will be held November 17-21, culminating with the Past District Commander’s Membership Turn-In Rally on November 22 at American Legion Post #403 in Van Meter. 

National Vice Commander Paul O. Sanford of Kansas, Department Commander Ron Struble of Manchester and Department Membership Chairman Jim Peterson of Gowrie, will be on the tour this year.  Throughout the tour, District, Department and Detachment leaders of The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion will join the tour.

“At each stop on the tour, the National Vice Commander, will be available to accept membership, and share the National Commander's message on a wide variety of topics,” said Department Commander Struble. “Please check the schedule for the nearest stop to you. Make plans to attend. We want to see a large attendance at each stop.”

All American Legion Family members, veterans, civic and school leaders are invited and encouraged to attend any stops along the way.

Tour Schedule (PDF)

Teddy Bears Support Legion Programs

Vermont Teddy Bear Company – the nation’s top producer of handcrafted teddy bears – is showing its patriotic colors with the introduction of limited-edition bears to support The American Legion. The teddy bears feature the Legion emblem on a white T-shirt and uniform cap; the cap can be personalized with a city, state, district, department, post or name of choice. The teddy bears make a thoughtful gift for a veteran or a meaningful keepsake for any Legion member or supporter.

The specially designed bears can be ordered online by visiting

or by calling toll-free 1-800-829-BEAR (2327).

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


Each year, The American Legion of Iowa gives its Department Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. Nominations are due November 30.  Click here for details.

Firefighter of the Year


The American Legion of Iowa will give its Department Firefighter of the Year Award to a firefighter who has exceeded the requirements expected of his or her position and has shown a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievement.  Nominations are due November 30.  Click here for details.

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


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.


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