Recent News & Updates

For the latest updates to The American Legion and The Department of Iowa

2019 PDC Rally

PDC Rally, Unity and Colflesh Trophies On Saturday, November 23rd, members of the The American Legion of Iowa Family showed their enthusiasm at the annual Past District Commander’s Membership Rally, hosted by Van Meter American Legion Post #403. The Unity Award is...

2019 NVC Membership Tour Underway

By Dick Hogan Department Vice Commander, Second District The National Vice Commander's annual post and membership tour is more special this year. Iowa Legionnaires can be proud that this year they will see a familiar face wearing the red National Vice Commander's hat...

Pvt. Whitaker Returns Home

After 76 years a young Marine will be Returning Home from Battle At 2:00 pm on November 22, 2019 Channing Robert Whitaker, son of Luther & Retta Whitaker, will receive full military burial honors In Des Moines, Iowa. Channing was the seventh child born on August...

Stars and Stripes Partnership

The American Legion Teams Up with Stars and Stripes by John B. Raughter Deputy Director, Media Relations The American Legion Century-old allies renew vow to connect deployed troops with nation’s largest veterans service organization. A relationship that began over a...

2019 Vets of Valor Radiothon

The annual Vets of Valor Radiothon will return to Veterans Day, November 11, this year. The radiothon will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is available for you to listen both over the air at KIOA (93.3FM) or online. The proceeds from this radiothon are used through The...

USO Center Will Open On Camp Dodge

The first USO Center in Iowa will open on Camp Dodge with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 2 at 11 a.m. followed by a cookout lunch. Anyone wishing to attend should send an RSVP to cmiller@uso.org by October 29.

VA Medallions

VA Medallions Medallions for the graves of those veterans who died on or after November 1, 1990 and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker. Medallions are available in three sizes, 2 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches wide...

Iowa In Top 10

Iowa Stays In Membership Top 10 The October 16 National membership report has Iowa continuing to rank in the Top 10. We easily reached and exceeded the 55% target on Oct 9. The next date is 65% on November 14. We need 655 more members in our Department to reach that...