Open Vacancy – Programs Director:
The Department of Iowa currently has an opening for Programs Director at the
Department Headquarters office in Des Moines. Interested applicants should
contact the Department Adjutant at 800-365-8387 or
email@example.com for a job description
and application procedures. Application deadline is October 23.
September - October
VA Facility Tours
Marshalltown, Iowa City
Finance & DEC Meetings
November 4, 2017
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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Veterans Employment & Education Awards
The deadline for submittals to the Department Veterans Benefit Committee is
October 15. It is important that the Post nominations are submitted by this time
to ensure that they are considered for the Department and National Awards.
All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form. The
Department award selections will be entered in the national competition.
Categories awarded are as follows:
Employer of Veterans Award *
Employment Service Award (DVOP)
Employment Service Award (LVER)
Employment Service Award (Local
Employer of Older Workers Award
Enhance the Lives of Disabled
Micheal Guty Homeless Veterans
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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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USAA $20,000 Salute Your Post Giveaway
In an effort to show support for The American Legion at a local level, USAA
will be giving out $20,000 for a Legion Post the week of Veteran’s Day 2017.
Both existing USAA members and non-USAA members can enter the sweepstakes at
www.usaa.com/talgiveaway from July
22nd - October 31st. To enter the drawing, non-USAA members need to complete
USAA eligibility by going to
www.usaa.com/talgiveaway. If you are already a USAA member, go to
www.usaa.com/talgiveaway and login
with your USAA username/password. The drawing will be held in early November and
the winner will be able to select a local post to give $20,000 towards post
"Publication Style Guide" Release by The American Legion
The American Legion National Headquarters just released a “Publication Style
The style guide has been developed to assist American Legion staff and
volunteers to be as consistent as possible in all written communications. The
ultimate goal is for articles, press releases, social media posts, brochures,
booklets and other published material to have a uniform style. It is designed to
offer guidance as to established norms, and is highly recommended for use at
every level of the organization.
• quick tips
• the use of abbreviations, acronyms and capitalization
• military terms and ranks
In most circumstances, The American Legion follows AP style, as outlined in the
latest editions of The Associated Press Stylebook and Webster’s New World
Publication Style Guide (PDF)
New 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
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, Unit and Squadron are aware of this important benefit.
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