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Iowa Works Career Fair

May 17, 2017

Ankeny DMACC Campus, FFA Enrichment Center

Department Leadership School

June 2-4, 2017

Holiday Inn Mercy Campus - Des Moines

Registration deadline May 15, 2017

National Convention

August 18-24, 2017

Reno, Nevada

Registration deadline June 15, 2017

Department Convention

July 21-23, 2017

Holiday Inn Airport - Des Moines

2017 National Legion College

October 29 - November 3, 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana

Application deadline July 1, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Iowa State Fair Veterans’ Parade

Registration deadline July 23, 2017


VA Community Care Warns of Veterans Choice Program (VCP) Phone Line Impostor

The VA is distributing a fact sheet dated April 27, 2017 warning of a phone line impostor in the Veterans Choice Program.

VCP Phone Line Impostor

It has come to VA’s attention that a phone line has been set up by an unknown party to potentially "mimic" the VCP phone line. This imposter phone line may be intended to reach Veterans who inadvertently dial the VCP number incorrectly. VA wants you to know that they are taking this seriously and will work to keep you aware of the steps they are taking. VHA Office of Community Care (VHA CC) has reported the “mimic” line to the VA Office of Inspector General for a possible civil or criminal investigation.

“Mimic” Phone Line

The phone line established to “mimic” the VCP phone line is 1-800-606-8198. You know you have reached the wrong VCP phone line when:

• The phone line offers callers a $100 rebate if the caller provides a credit card.

• The phone line does not state the caller has reached U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the VCP phone line.

Be aware that this phone number incorrectly confirms callers had reach the VCP if the caller asks that question.

VCP Phone Line

The correct VCP phone line is 1-866-606-8198. This line is for Veterans to check their eligibility for the VCP and ask questions about the program. If you are unsure if you have reached the correct phone line, hang up and dial 1-866-606-8198 again. The phone line will state the called has reach the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Department in the Spotlight

The American Legion of Iowa Foundation is featured as the Department in the Spotlight on The American Legion national website.  Click here for the story.


National Commander's Membership Incentives

National Commander's Honor Ribbon - American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt will award his National Commander Honor Ribbon to any American Legion Family that achieves 100 percent membership by May 30, 2017. For this award, the Legion Family is defined as a post and any combination of an Auxiliary unit, or Sons squadron. Each branch must achieve 100 percent membership to qualify for the award.

National Commander's Pin Incentive Program - Commander Schmidt will award his national commander pin to any Legion member who obtains three new members into the Legion.

National Commander's Certificate Incentive Program - Commander Schmidt will award his national commander certificate to any Legion member who obtains one new members into the Legion.

Post Excellence Award - To qualify for the Post Excellence Award, a post is required to achieve excellence in four areas: membership, youth activities, community service and support to currently serving troops or veterans.

Click here for details and application forms.


Legion leads memorial inventory effort

National commander calls on members to document, photograph and upload into database all local military, veteran and war monuments and memorials.

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt is calling on all posts, districts, counties, areas, zones, departments and affiliates of the organization to help build an unparalleled database of memorials and monuments that honor U.S. military service and sacrifice. The database and uploading instructions can be found at www.legion.org/memorials on the Legion’s national website.

Click here to learn more.


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:  $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 www.theLIT.com.

 

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.

 

Click here to learn more.


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