Val Likens Post Service Officer Award Nominations
Valore (Val) Likens, distinguished himself
as the Department Service Officer for ‘many years,’ according to sources within
the Iowa Legion. Upon news of his retirement in 1985, Iowa Veterans Home Deputy
Director Al McNaughton, recommended an award be named after Likens, as a
reminder of all the good that service officers do for the veterans of Iowa. The
Department Executive Committee officially passed the motion in July 1986.
Nomination Form for the Val Likens Award are mailed annually to each Iowa
American Legion Post Adjutant.
Please return the completed application by
January 30, in time for judging at Mid-Winter Conference. Send nominations
Iowa American Legion Service Office
Federal Building, Room 561
210 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mid Winter Conference
February 12-14, 2016
Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
The American Legion,
Department of Iowa, is currently seeking a Claims Representative for our Service
Office. This is a full time position with benefits in our office located
in the Federal Building at 210 Locust Street in Des Moines, Iowa. Obtain a
job description and application by following the links below. Questions
about the position may be directed to Service Officer Gary Carter at
515-323-7532 or Adjutant John Derner at 515-282-5068.
Claims Representative Job Description (PDF)
American Bombshells to Entertain at Mid-Winter Conference
The featured entertainment for the 2016 Mid-Winter Conference is the
American Bombshells. The American Bombshells Patriotic Services (ABPS)
is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to serve and honor our
nation's military, veterans, first responders and their families.
The American Bombshells come from all over the globe but are based
out of New York City. The ladies are a modern day twist on The Andrews
Sisters and serve as ambassadors of America's gratitude to our nation’s
heroes. Their magnificent three-part harmony, timeless look, and
high-energy performance leave every audience member young and old proud
to be an American.
Admission to the concert is included with your Mid-Winter Conference
registration fee. Those not previously registered will be asked to pay a
$10 registration fee.
In addition to the Mid-Winter Conference, the American Bombshells
will perform a free concert at the Iowa Veterans Home, sponsored by The
American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and The American Legion
of Iowa Foundation.
See the Bombshells in action:
association of student councils: "Supporting those who serve us - take your
"There is no truer representation of a country,
than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it" . . . Tom
Clancy. The Iowa Association of Student Councils (IASC) is teaming up with
The American Legion of Iowa Foundation in order to provide our service men and
women with the support and honor that they deserve. The 2015-2016 IASC project
is a way for student councils across the state to show veterans, current
citizens in the military, and military families THEIR appreciation for veterans.
Students are being encouraged to partner up with their local American Legion
Post for ideas and insight. Student councils are urged to partner and report
their events to the local American Legion. To find out more about the Iowa
Association of Students Councils, visit their website at
Legion of Iowa Electronic Newsletter
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special editions when necessary. Subscribe today to get the latest
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LegionCare program now
The Legionnaire Insurance Trust (LIT) is pleased to announce some important
changes to the LegionCare program.
The first of these exciting updates – starting for enrollments after 1/1/2015,
anyone enrolled in LegionCare will be covered for as long as they remain a
member of The Legion Family. No need to re-enroll every 5 years!
The second change, and what we think is the most important - All “Legion Family”
members – Legion, senior ALA, and senior SAL – in good standing are now eligible
for the coverage. The Legionnaire Insurance Trust has been working hard to
provide valuable benefits to your entire family and we look forward to
continuing to serve veterans’ insurance needs.
Every eligible “Legion Family” member may enroll, but the member
must sign-up to be covered. Please spread the word about these exciting changes
$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 traveling 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.