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I Am The American Legion- Joanne Huffstutter

“The Legion is our opportunity to maintain that presence in the community to remind everyone of who served before and those who serve today. It’s a way to bring us all together in a shared experience.”



MOS: Administration superintendent

RANK AT DISCHARGE: Master sergeant

- Defense Meritorious Service Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)
- Air Force Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster)
- Air Force Achievement Medal
- Air Force Good Conduct Medal (with four oak leaf clusters)
- Stripes for Exceptional Performers merit promotion
- Outstanding Communicator Award, USAF NCO Academy
- Outstanding Administrator Award, Air Force Systems Command
- National Defense Medal (Operation Desert Storm)

AMERICAN LEGION POST: Post 9, Spokane, Wash.


- Active American Legion Riders member
- Patriot Guard participant
- Volunteer for various events


Tim Evans

August 11, 2015 - 10:11am

I am a walking stick collector and I was given a walking stick that belong to your American Legion the year of 1957. Do you still have members that sitll alive fron that year. Anf if so maybe they can tell me who it may have belong to.

Tim Evans


July 29, 2013 - 10:05am

Neat story, for a new member (4 years?). Air Force veteran, but not a retiree at 16 years? National Defense Medal? How about the National Defense SERVICE Medal, and btw, EVERYONE received one who was on active duty. Administrative superintendent? Only in the Air Force is a personnel specialist so titled. My sis spent 22 years in the same AFSC, with more recognition. She and I both retired from our respective services with over 20 years. I've been a Legion member since 1996, now a PUFL member. You do ride a motorcycle though.

David D.

March 10, 2015 - 4:48am

As a result in the post Cold War Reduction in Force (RIF), between 1993 and 2001, the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) authorized members with over 15, but less than 20 years of total active duty service to apply for early retirement.

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