February, 2023

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Feb 1, 2023

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

AMERICANISM MONTH

Feb 1, 2023

Americanism is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideals, eagerness to defend it against all enemies, individual allegiance to the U.S. flag and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. See American Legion's Programs of Americanism.

Department submissions due for National Law Enforcement Officer and National Firefighter of the Year awards

Feb 1, 2023

Download the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year application; Firefighter of the Year application. The American Legion awards its National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to a law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement.

American Legion Baseball Regional Bid Proposals for 2024-2025 Seasons Due to the National Office

Feb 1, 2023

Bid details are available here. The national Americanism Commission is seeking bids to host the American Legion Baseball regional tournaments in 2024 and 2025. The bids may be for one year or both years. The tournament dates are Aug. 7-11, 2024, and Aug. 6-10, 2025. Selections will be made at the Spring NEC Meetings in Indianapolis in May 2023.

Virtual Job Fair

Feb 1, 2023

Presented by Hiring Our Heroes, this virtual hiring event from 1-3 p.m. ET is focused on employment opportunities in government contracting and business consulting. Click here for more information.

Four Chaplains Sunday

Feb 5, 2023

View a guide to honoring the Four Chaplains. American Legion posts nationwide remember Four Chaplains Day with memorial services that pay tribute to the courageous chaplains and the brave young men who lost their lives when the Dorchester tragically sunk on Feb. 3, 1943, while crossing the North Atlantic, transporting troops to an American base in Greenland.

Virtual Job Fair

Feb 8, 2023

Presented by Hiring Our Heroes, this virtual hiring event from 1-3 p.m. ET is focused on employment opportunities in transportation, supply chain and logistics. Click here for more information.

Hiring Fair at Travis Air Force Base in California

Feb 9, 2023

Explore a variety of careers and learn how to be successful in your transition process. Representatives from organizations hiring for roles regionally and nationally will be present. Learn more here.

Location: Delta Breeze Event Center, 400 Windward Drive, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535

Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. PT

Hiring Fair at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey

Feb 9, 2023

Military spouses, military caregivers, veterans and transitioning servicemembers are invited to this in-person hiring and networking event. Presented by Hiring Our Heroes. Click here for more information.

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

Location: Tommy B's Community Center, 2705 E. Arnold Ave., McGuire Air Force Base, NJ 08641

85% Membership Target Date

Feb 15, 2023

This target date is worth 8,500 points for meeting the 85% target (not including DMS totals). Transmittals must be received and fully processed at National Headquarters during normal business hours on or before the February target date. See department membership standings

Virtual Job Fair

Feb 15, 2023

This virtual hiring event is focused on employment opportunities in the financial services industry. Presented by Hiring Our Heroes from 1-3 p.m. ET. Click here for more information.

Job Fair in Fredericksburg, VA

Feb 16, 2023

Presented by JobZone. Click here for more information.

In-person 3-7 p.m.; virtual 4-7 p.m. ET

Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hiring Fair at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas

Feb 16, 2023

Explore a variety of careers and learn how to be successful in your transition process. Representatives from organizations hiring for roles regionally and nationally will be present. Presented by Hiring Our Heroes. Click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT

Armed Forces Reserve Center, 819 3rd St., Dyess Air Force Base, TX 79607

Membership revitalization in Merced, CA

Feb 17, 2023

Feb. 17-19 is a membership revitalization effort at American Legion Post 83 located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 939 W. Main Street, Merced, CA 95340. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17-18; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19. See the flyer for more details.

Presidents Day

Feb 20, 2023

On this federal holiday, Legion Family members honor all those who have served as president of the United States.

Washington Conference

Feb 26, 2023

American Legion leadership will gather in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26-March 1 to meet with representatives and watch National Commander Vincent J. "Jim" Troiola testify before Congress on Legion legislative priorities. Learn more here.

Camp LeJeune Skillbridge Exploration Fair

Feb 28, 2023

Explore a variety of careers and learn how to be successful in your transition process. Representatives from organizations hiring for roles regionally and nationally will be present. Presented by Hiring Our Heroes. Click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET

Marston Pavilion, 730 Seth Williams Blvd., Camp LeJeune, NC 28547

American Legion Hiring Fair in Washington, DC

Feb 28, 2023

The American Legion and Hiring Our Heroes are presenting the National Capital Region Hiring Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Click here for more information.

 

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