The last Tuesday of each month American Legion National Headquarters staff will present 60 to 90-minute sessions on topics aimed at post commanders and adjutants. Each session will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
Training Tuesday: Implementing the 21st Century Report.
Nov. 28, 2023 - 7 p.m. Eastern
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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED SESSIONS
Oct. 24, 2023
"Be The One: Helping Our Homeless Veterans," presented by Dr. Patrick McClellan. McClellan is a retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant major who has knowledge and expertise on how to help homeless veterans.
Sept. 26, 2023
The first of our six-part series on Building Stronger Communities focuses on how to start an American Legion post. We explore how to identify your core mission and role within your community, discuss the organizational and administrative tasks involved with starting a new post and provide tips and resources for recruiting members and establishing core leader ship teams.
June 27, 2023
Legionnaire and U.S. Army veteran Scott French, who found a unique path to healing through Diamond Dallas Page Yoga (DDPY), shares his journey and insights on how physical fitness can be used to support mental health resilience. After suffering from a blown lumbar, fused spine and impending knee replacement, French was left physically and mentally broken. However, with the help of DDPY, he was able to regain control of his life and establish the DDPY Tiger Battalion, which encourages regular workouts to improve mental health.
May 30, 2023
Brian Mohlman, membership committee chairman from Sgt. Michael A. Dickinson II Post 257 in Battle Creek, Mich. discussed how posts can make an impact in their community by engaging creative solutions and adapting to changing circumstances. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to increase membership in your post.
April 25, 2023
U.S. Marine veteran Jason Murrey, an expert in suicide prevention and mental health counseling shares advice on assisting veterans acting on suicidal thoughts. Murrey is a former Marine Corps. suicide prevention trainer and currently a prevention specialist for the Indiana Department of Education. Murrey will also discuss ways to improve outcomes for those struggling with addiction, behavioral health, homelessness, PTSD, depression or anxiety.
March 28, 2023
American Legion Americanism Division Director Ron Neff discusses the importance of Buddy Checks and discusses best practices for doing Buddy Checks in your community.
Feb. 28, 2023
Jeff Masters, founder and director of the Masters Institute, and member of the board of directors for Veteran’s Yoga Project discusses how yoga can benefit physical and mental health.
Jan. 31, 2023
Creating a MyLegion.org account
Updated MyLegion.org PowerPoint Presentations
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022
American Legion Washington D.C. Legislative Associate John Kamin discussed how Legionnaires can make their voices heard on Capitol Hill through digital advocacy and shared how members can get involved through the Legion’s Grassroots Action Center to develop their own local action networks.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022
Veterans appeals representatives from The American Legion National Headquarters will cover the status of increasing claims since the passing of the PACT Act, the appeals process, virtual hearings and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
Ways American Legion posts can provide a welcoming environment for new and existing members, and how the National Emergency Fund assist posts, Legionnaires and Sons of The American Legion members following a natural disaster.
Tuesday, June 30, 2022
National Judge Advocate Mark Seavey discusses legal issues regarding the Legion's Constitution and By-Laws, trials and filing 990's.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Legislative: An update on toxic exposure legislation
Membership: Focusing on renewals could helps us reach membersip goals
National Membership & Post Activities Committee Chairman Jay Bowen of Colorado, along with National Headquarters staff, will present on the latest membership metrics and the importance of filling out Consolidated Post Reports and Consolidated Squadron Reports.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
American Legion Deputy Director of Media Relations John Raughter shares best practices for using the Legion's Public Relations Toolkit at the post, district and department level. The toolkit features examples of news releases, media advisories and public service announcements, and information on networking, social media, podcasts, internal/external media, interviews and more.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, Legislative Priorities
Learn about The American Legion's legislative priorities and how posts can assist at the grassroots level.
Tuesday, Nov. 30. 2021 - Veterans Strengthening America
The vision and mission statements, along with the value principles and motto, help define the purpose of The American Legion, align the organization’s resources toward a successful future, provide clear and effective decision guidance.
Tuesday, Oct. 27. Resolution Writing
This Training Tuesday session focused on the key components of a resolution, how to format resolutions, and navigate the resolution archive on The American Legion's Digital Archive.
MyLegion.org Workshop at National Convention in Phoenix
MyLegion.org - How to register an account, manage groups, process membership, view reports and more. Presented at National Convention in Phoenix, 2021.
PowerPoint / Q&A
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Updates on MyLegion.org known issues and how they are being resolved; the registration process and common errors; what's new on the platform; online membership processing, including possible errors and how to prevent them; and reports update.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
Helping Veterans - American Legion National Assistance Programs
Friday, December 18, 2020
Department myLegion Status Update
National Headquarters IT Division staff, Deputy Director Joe Gallagher and Product Support Specialist Libby Vickers, provide a myLegion status update to Departments.
Video Presentation / PowerPoint / Q&A
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Maryland Department Adjutant Russell Myers shares tips on how to be a successful Post Adjutant.
Tuesday October 27, 2020
myLegion will receive a new look in 2021. This session provides instruction to post adjutants on how to set up log-in credentials and display a preview of the new officer’s dashboard and membership tools.
As American Legion members, our most sacred responsibility is to look out for each other and our fellow veterans. To reach out to members and former members who may need help, American Legion posts are encouraged to perform this vital function whenever it makes the most sense in their communities.
This session focuses on the who, what, where, when, and why of the program and discusses the relevance, importance, and strategic objectives of taking care of our fellow veterans.