Recent News & Updates

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

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...

2019 Fall NEC Meeting

News from NEC meeting Several items of importance to Iowa Legionnaires came from the National Executive Committee meeting earlier this week. Following the adjustment in eligibility dates, a small alteration in the Preamble to our National Constitution has been mad....

Ed McGivern

The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Ed McGivern. Commander McGivern passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 405 4th...

2019-2020 VA Medical Tours

Tours of the VA Medical Centers and the Iowa Veterans Home will are scheduled in conjunction with one of the conferences. The Des Moines VAMC tour is on September 27, Iowa City on October 25 and the Iowa Veterans Home on November 1. The Omaha VAMC tour will be in the...

Korean War Veterans Needed

Korean War Veterans Needed David Miller, a documentary producer for Iowa Public Television is working on a documentary about Iowans who served in combat during the Korean War. He would like to interview combat veterans from Korea regardless of when or where they...