Cedar Rapids, Iowa
July 17-19, 2015
Department Convention Schedule
(PDF) (Revised 7/14)
Department Color Guard Competition
Guard Competition Rules (PDF)
Color Guard Competition Entry Form (PDF)
August 28 - September 3, 2015
Registration Deadline June 15, 2015
Join us at
a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard
and reserve members, and military spouses.
will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and
for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume
writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill
translation, and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m.
University of Phoenix and Alcoa sponsored hiring event is being
conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, QuadCities Chamber
of Commerce, Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR),
HomeBase Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development, the Department of Labor
Veteransí Employment and Training Service [DOL VETS], the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, Goodwill
Industries International, NBC News, and other local partners.
Fair for Veterans
July 22, 2015
136 E 3rd Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Hiring Our Heroes - Event Flyer (PDF)
Hiring Our Heroes - Participating
Workshop: 8:30 am
Fair: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
register for FREE in advance.
Seekers are encouraged to
register in advance for FREE.
Executive Committee Revises Guidelines for American Legion Riders Program in
At its June 27th meeting, The American Legion
Department Executive Committee (DEC) passed Resolutions 1 & 2 revising the
policies for the American Legion Riders in Iowa. The resolutions passed
were submitted to the DEC by the American Legion Riders (ALR) Committee of the
Internal Affairs Commission.
At the Mid-Winter meeting of the DEC, the ALR Committee was
instructed to review the Riders program in Iowa and make recommendations to the
DEC at the Spring meeting. Those recommendations came in the form of the
two resolutions presented to the DEC.
The ALR Committee plans to discuss the resolutions with the
Chapters at the Department Convention ALR meeting to be held on Saturday, July
18, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott in the Waterloo Room at 10:00 am.
Click here for copies of the
resolutions with supporting documentation.
VETERANS DAY AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR
August 17, 2015 - Iowa State
Parade begins at 11 a.m. / Staging at
Parade Registration Forms due at the
Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs office not later than August 10, 2015.
Improvement Project Grants
American Legion posts with improvement projects and veterans in
need with necessary home repairs are eligible to receive grants from The Home
Depot Foundation, a longtime supporter of The American Legion. The Home Depot
Foundation announced at National Convention last summer that it is dedicating no
less than $1 million for American Legion projects throughout the country.
Click here for more
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.
Click here to
$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 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
Donít 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.