Recent News & Updates

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

Mission Blue Post Assistance Program

Please refer questions to Internal Affairs Director Jack Querfeld: 317-630-1330 or jquerfeld@legion.org. At the 2020 Fall National Executive Committee Meeting, Resolution #36, Subject: Mission Blue Post Assistance Program was approved. Posts impacted by a government’s...

Legion Riders Resolution 19

This Fall, the NEC updated program guidelines for the American Legion Riders National Program. American Legion Riders National Chairman Mark Clark highlights some of the changes to the Program Guidelines for The American Legion Riders National Program. Here is a copy...

Buddy Check Week Legislation

Call to Action Going forward, the National Legislative Division will be sharing all Action Alerts with Department Commanders and Adjutants to expand our reach and increase our digital advocacy efforts. Using Actions Alerts greatly increases our memberships reach and...

Training Tuesdays

Introducing Training Tuesdays Beginning in October, American Legion National Headquarters staff will present 60 to 90-minute sessions on topics aimed at Post Commanders and Adjutants. Please join us to learn more about these two topics. October 27, 2020 – 7PM EDT...

VA Moving to Online Bank Account Enrollment

Hundreds of attempts to defraud veterans through paper-based interactions are reported each month. In response the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has been implementing a online process for veterans to use in setting up or changing their direct deposit...

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

To all, National POW/ MIA Recognition Day is observed every year on the 3rd Friday in September. This special day is an observance to honor our brave, taken as prisoners of war (POW), or reported missing in action (MIA), and their families. This day is marked every...

Honor Mission PVT Roy Brown Jr

PVT Roy Brown Jr. U.S. Army WW ll K.I.A. Van Meter / Des Moines / Runnells, IA August 21st, 28th-29th, 2020 The family of PVT. Roy Brown Jr.  has asked the Patriot Guard to show honor and respect for Roy. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today...