Recent News & Updates

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

COVID-19 Update

In lieu of the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, several districts have asked the department to advise them concerning the upcoming District Spring Conferences. We have consulted with Department Commander James Kessler and we are in agreement that it is the...

COVID-19 CARES Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that recently was enacted into law contains a provision that some of our posts and our members that own or work at a small business will find useful.This program is the Paycheck Protection Program. This...

2020 JSSP Results

The Department of Iowa Junior Shooting Sports Match was held on March 14 at Cam Dodge. Forty competitors from clubs ranging from Lake Park in NW Iowa to Muscatine on the Mississippi River were there to shoot. Department Chairman Gary Palas (l) and Department Commander...

2020 Oratorical Winner

The Department of Iowa’s High School Oratorical Contest was held Sunday, February 16, 2020, the last day of Mid-Winter Conference. Three o u t s t a n d i n g contestants gave their all to a full room and panel of 5 judges. Each contestant gave a prepared oration...

Judy Demarest

Judith Nadine Demarest, age 75, of Ames, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House. Judy was a 52-year member of the Ames American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Pure Heaven Color Guard, winning multiple American Legion...

2020 Veterans Day at the Capitol

The American Legion Department of Iowa 2020 Legislative Priorities Military Homeownership Assistance Program The Military Homeownership Assistance Program is one of the most attractive benefits within Home Base Iowa’s arsenal aimed at the recruitment of out of state...