National Vice Commander Membership Tour & Past District Commanders' Rally
National Vice Commander Byron Callies will be part of a Fall membership
round-up being held November 13-18, 2017.
We will visit 20 Posts and stop in 7 Districts, collecting memberships and visiting with Legionnaires along the
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The American Legion of Iowa
Christmas Open House
December 1, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Programs Director Application Deadline Extended
The time period for submitting applications for the Department
Headquarters Programs Director position has been extended. A Legionnaire
looking for an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the
Youth Programs, Children and Youth and The American Legion
communications should strongly consider applying.
Job Application (PDF)
Programs Director Job Description (PDF)
of Valor Radiothon Surpasses Goal
The Vets of Valor Radiothon was an overwhelming success this
year. The final total has yet to come but as of Monday, November 13, the total
raised was $111,684, 11.5% above the goal of $100,000.
There are many people to thank this year, our title sponsors, 93.3 KIOA for
organizing the event with Maxwell and Amy spending 12 hours on air, Prairie
Meadows for providing the space and a major donation at the end of the day and
First Class Community Credit Union and Principle Financial Group volunteers that
manned the phones throughout the day.
Hourly sponsors throughout the day included Dr. Eugene
Cherney of Heartland Plastic Surgery, Green Family Flooring, Casey's General
Stores, First Class Community Credit Union, Wrench N Go and Prairie Meadows.
We were able to tell a number of stories on air of veterans
and families that we have helped with the proceeds from this radiothon in past
years. There are many more stories and there will be many more now that the fund
has been replenished for another year. The generosity of people across the
country makes that help possible.
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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year
Nomination packets must be completed and forwarded to Department November 30.
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M1 Garand Operation & Maintenance Guide and M1 Garand Website
The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC)
has updated the operations and maintenance guidelines for the M1 Garand,
which now contains inspection procedures for both the Blank Firing
Adapter and Barrel. The update also includes information on the
physical security and inventory requirements for both rible and
ARDEC has released a website,
http://M1garandtraining.com . The website includes links to
the most current M1 maintenance guide and training videos.
Use the links below for additional information from the M1 Memorandum
and to download the new maintenance guide.
M1 Garand Memo (PDF)
M1 Garand Rifle Operation
& Maintenance Guide (PDF)
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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$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
Donít 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.
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