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California post recruits new members from Vandenberg AFB

California post recruits new members from Vandenberg AFB
District 16 Commander John Velasquez (left), new Legionnaire Dani Drazin and Orcutt Post 534 Americanism Chairman Alan Munch.

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American Legion Post 534 in Orcutt, Calif., took advantage of a great opportunity to speak with active-duty personnel at Vandenberg Air Force Base in March. We were joined by members from the Department of California District 16 Post's 371, 211, 125 and 56.

As we engaged the personnel in conversations about The American Legion, we found everyone to be very receptive to hearing about the good work The American Legion has done since 1919, and continues to do in support of all veterans. There were also a few opportunities to dispel inaccurate perceptions of the Legion. We shared some Legion history and explained key benefits of Legion membership to those on active duty.

During our visit to Vandenberg AFB, seven new members were recruited into the Orcutt Post 534 family. One of the new Legionnaires, featured in the above picture, is Dani Drazin, who attended Florida Girls State. Drazin is a supporter of Legion programs and has agreed to serve on our Post 534 Public Relations Committee.

When District 16 returns to Vandenberg AFB in July, Post 534 will be there. Being able to talk with the active-duty personnel stationed at Vandenberg AFB is a great American Legion experience.

Visit Post 534's Facebook page here.

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