Recent News & Updates

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

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...

Derecho Relief For Members

Governor Reynolds declaration of a Natural Disaster Proclamation for  some Iowa counties means that the Legion's National Emergency Fund can be used to help Legionnaires and Sons members that have been displaced from their homes due to the derecho. The member must...

2020 Iowa Leadership School Registration

Registration for the 2020 Iowa Leadership School must be completed by August 14. This year's course will be held September 11-13 in Des Moines. Each District is allotted six students at Department cost. Those six seats will be filled by selections of the District...

57th Annual National Membership Virtual Workshop

AUGUST 3-6, 2020 The 57th annual National Membership Training Workshop will be hosted live through Microsoft Teams. National Headquarters staff will be the presenters and moderators. The theme this year is “Growing a Post.” The agenda is located below. It features...