Recent News & Updates

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Aspen Dental Day of Service

Aspen Dental Day of Service WHAT: Aspen Dental is offering free dental care for local veterans as part of its Healthy Mouth Movement WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 9 am – 3 pm WHO: Local veterans & Aspen Dental dentists and team members WHERE: Aspen Dental Des Moines, IA...

Iowa Speedway

Volunteers Wanted for NASCAR Event at The Iowa Speedway in Newton - June 15 & 16, 2019 You have seen the groups holding the huge American Flag at sporting events around the country. This is your chance to be one of those people at a NASCAR. The American Legion...

Iowa Sends 4 to JSSP Finals

Four shooters from the Des Moines North MCJROTC shooting team have qualified for the National Finals in the sporter category. They are Arturo Zaragoza, Kevin Nguyen, Sydney Krejci and Adriana Campos. The finals will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado...

Bill Wilsbacher

The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Bill Wilsbacher. Commander Wilsbacher passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 Friday May 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale. Burial...

Business Manager Opening

Job Opening: Business Manager The American Legion of Iowa needs an experienced account clerk to keep the financial records of the organization. The qualified candidate will have strong quantitative and interpersonal skills, as well as proficiency in basic accounting...

2019 JSSP Results

Junior Shooting Sports Match The Department of Iowa Junior Shooting Sports Championship Match was held on March 26 at Camp Dodge. 37 competitors from seven clubs coming from all across the state registered for the match. Championship Trophies in each of the age...

Patrick Junker 2019 National Oratorical Champion

Sunday April 7, 2019, Iowa saw our third National Oratorical Champion crowned. Patrick Junker of Van Meter, Iowa joined Jennifer Demmon of Marshalltown in 1986 and Max Miller of Ankeny in 2000 as Iowa's National Oratorical Champions. Patrick is shown on the right in...

The Iowa Cubs and The American Legion of Iowa

Sixth District Proudly Presents: American Legion Night with The Iowa Cubs Thanks to the efforts of The American Legion of Iowa's Sixth District, The Iowa Cubs are excited to host American Legion members this summer on the night of July 17th at 7:08 PM as they take on...

Commander’s Birthday Wish

100th Birthday Wishes Our personal birthdays are very important to us and our families. A birthday signifies our beginning and the joy of life. Every human on earth has been given a chance to further their own unique mission. This momentous occasion cannot be...