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Walk for Veterans

National Commander Dale Barnett and Department Commander Jim Peterson will lead American Legion family members and friends in an Awareness Walk for Veterans.  In addition to raising public attention on the important issues facing veterans and their families, the proceeds raised for The American Legion Walk for Veterans will be used for the National Emergency Fund, which has provided more that $8 million of assistance to Legion Family members and American Legion posts that have been impacted by natural disasters.

Click here for more information and to register.

District Conferences

March - April

Various locations

Boys State Orientation Dates

April - May

SAL Spring Meetings

9:00 am - Detachment Executive Committee

1:00 pm - Detachment & Squadron Training

Hornick American Legion Post 492

Department Leadership School

June 3-5

Holiday Inn Mercy Campus - Des Moines

Registration deadline - May 15

Finance Commission

June 24 - 1:00 pm

Department Headquarters

DEC Meeting

June 25 - 1:00 pm

Department Headquarters

Department Convention

July 15 - 17

Marriott - Coralville

Walk for Veterans

August 15

Iowa State Fair - Des Moines

Registration deadline - June 15

National Convention

August 26 - September 1

Cincinnati, OH

Registration deadline - June 15


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events, meetings & deadlines.

A Strategic Plan

The National American Legion Auxiliary conducted a survey.  From its findings they have developed a strategic plan.  The American Legion Auxiliary Executive Director Dubbie Buckler presented the results and the strategic plan to a joint session of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion at our recent Mid Winter Conference.

Results from that survey and the plan can be applied to all members of the Legion family.  Use the links below to view handouts and highlights of her presentation.  Every member of the Legion family in a leadership position is encouraged read this information.

Auxiliary Relationships, Issues & Priorities

Auxiliary Strategic Plan

Auxiliary 5 Year Plan

Job Opening


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)

Job Application (PDF)

Iowa association of student councils: "Supporting those who serve us - take your turn"

"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

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 program now improved!

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 to LegionCare.


LegionCare:  $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 Legion business.

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 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 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, Unit and Squadron are aware of this important benefit.


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