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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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I Am The American Legion - John P. "Sean" Powers

“Knowing that we're doing good is going to keep me (active in the Legion) forever. That's what it's all about.”

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Commander: Membership gives us a place at Congress’ table

National Commander Dan Dellinger tasks Legionnaires with keeping the Legion's name at the forefront and growing membership.

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Legion Membership Workshop begins Friday

Legionnaires will convene in Indianapolis for the Legion’s 51st annual National Membership Workshop.

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Four Legionnaires are Race to the Top winners

Four Legionnaires are Race to the Top winners

Four district commanders will be honored on stage during national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Legionnaires awarded for recruiting 9,200 new members

Legionnaires awarded for recruiting 9,200 new members

The elite Gold Brigade Award for recruiting 50 or more new members was awarded to 106 Legionnaires; 54 Legionnaires received the Silver Brigade Award for recruiting 25-49 new members.

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Legionnaire keeps Old Glory flying

Legionnaire keeps Old Glory flying

Robert Stone of Las Vegas raises the Legion’s visibility in his community by recognizing patriotism.

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Membership: Eagle Incentive winners

Membership: Eagle Incentive winners

The Commander Dellinger Eagle Award was awarded to the top department in each Big Twelve category showing the largest percentage of membership growth.

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Dellinger: Our membership gives us influence

Dellinger: Our membership gives us influence

National commander closes Spring NEC Meetings with reminder that Legion's clout depends on a vibrant membership base.

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Commander assigns membership homework

Commander assigns membership homework

American Legion National Executive Committeemen tasked with renewing four members from their departments by tomorrow morning.

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Membership: Spot, assess, recruit

Membership: Spot, assess, recruit

Maryland post jumps from 27 members to 466 in 13 years.

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From the brink to booming

From the brink to booming

Just a few years removed from suggestions to turn in its charter, Post 1181 in Middletown, N.Y., has grown its membership by more than 300 percent in the past two years.

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A homecoming with a membership purpose

A homecoming with a membership purpose

Department of Puerto Rico Legionnaires, two of them New York City natives, travel to the Bronx for a three-day membership revitalization effort.

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California post recruits new members from Vandenberg AFB

California post recruits new members from Vandenberg AFB

Orcutt Post 534 shares about the good work The American Legion has done since 1919 and continues to do, in support for all veterans.

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Complete Consolidated Post Report forms online

Complete Consolidated Post Report forms online

The 2013-2014 forms can be completed and submited online at mylegion.org.

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Florida membership challenge: Who will jump?

Florida membership challenge: Who will jump?

Department Commander Art Schwabe and Adjutant Mike McDaniel will parachute from a plane if membership reaches its 2013-2014 goals.

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A place to gather...and much more

Traditionally black American Legion posts in Missouri, Illinois and Florida cherish their history and camaraderie.

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Learn, join and give on new Legion app

Learn, join and give on new Legion app

Smartphone application offers easy access to join or renew, find a local post, donate and more.

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New, simplified PUFL program FAQs

New, simplified PUFL program FAQs

Questions and answers about the Legion’s Paid Up For Life membership program.

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Please consider a PUFL membership

Please consider a PUFL membership

A Paid Up for Life Membership means no more dues notices, a lifetime subscription to The American Legion Magazine, and never being at risk of facing a dues increase.

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Legion reaches 62,000 like-minded people

Legion reaches 62,000 like-minded people

Legion staff, volunteers on site at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas – the largest trade show for shooting sports, hunting and law-enforcement industries.

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New publication to help recruiters

New publication to help recruiters

Membership committee looks at ways to propel a “culture of growth” through positive communications about The American Legion.

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Five-year plan keeps the Legion relevant

Five-year plan keeps the Legion relevant

National Membership & Post Activities Committee re-evaluates the organization’s strategic plan to ensure a culture of growth is achieved.

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Legion leadership to discuss membership plan

Legion’s National Membership & Post Activities Committee meeting in Indianapolis to review five-year membership plan for the organization.

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Legion efforts influenced IRS DD-214 revision

Legion efforts influenced IRS DD-214 revision

American Legion meetings with the Internal Revenue Service resulted in change to guidelines requiring posts to keep copies of members' DD-214s on file.

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IRS revises position on DD-214 requirement

IRS revises position on DD-214 requirement

DD-214s only required if an agent has information that contradicts information provided by a post.

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Prison post donates $24,000 to community

Prison post donates $24,000 to community

Over the past four years, members of Post 555 inside Indiana’s Miami Correctional Facility have donated to youth groups, military charities and more.

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Legionnaires pack Post 43 for telethon

Legionnaires pack Post 43 for telethon

Homeward Bound event raises funds to help veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

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Hollywood post to host national telethon

Hollywood post to host national telethon

On Nov. 10, actors Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna will co-host “Homeward Bound” fundraiser to support veterans with PTSD and TBI.

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Welcome back, Patriotic Hall

Welcome back, Patriotic Hall

Home of Los Angeles Post 8 rededicated after more than $45 million in renovations and three decades of uncertainty.

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