How long has The American Legion Dispatch been providing news and information to Legion leadership?

For a little more than 20 years. National Headquarters has put out several internally focused publications, covering different divisions and programs, over the 90-plus years since the Legion was founded. The Dispatch was created in 1991 to consolidate several such internal publications into one convenient information source for post and department leaders, and it debuted in its current format as The American Legion Dispatch in May 1992.

The passing of such a milestone birthday is a coincidental time for the Dispatch to take the next step in its evolution: after the December 2012, issue, the monthly printed paper will be replaced with a colorful newsletter, e-mail updates and a special landing page on