Mississippi elects first female department commander

The American Legion Department of Mississippi elected its first female commander – Senior Master Sgt. Angela M. Baughman. Baughman currently serves as the personnel superintendent for the Mississippi Air National Guard, and she’s a Legion Rider and a paid-up-for-life Auxiliary and Legion member of Post/Unit 71 in Bay Springs. Her father Pat pinned her with the 2013-2014 department commander’s pin, and her motto for the membership year is "Aim High for Our Veterans."