62 San Diego County High School Juniors set for California Boys State

22 San Diego County American Legion Posts have invested $31,000.00 in 62 hard-working and intelligent High Schools Juniors to attend California Boys State from 15 June to 23 June 2018. These bright leaders represent 50 High Schools in San Diego County. Thanks to our District Boys State Chairman, Joe Watt and the 22 Post Chairpersons for visiting our local High Schools, conducting interviews and selecting these inspiring young men to attend California Boys State. An orientation was held at ...
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Operation Comfort Warrior Grant Items Donated to San Diego Veterans

By: B.J. Coleman, Editor/Staff Reporter, “22nd District Legionnaire,” California American Legion District 22, & Judge Advocate, California American Legion Press Association Homelessness among military veterans has exploded in California, according to Bruce M. Drake, assistant director, Troop & Family Support, from The American Legion’s national headquarters offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. Drake was in San Diego on Tuesday, May 1, to present donated items in response to an Operation ...
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American Legion Military & Scholastic Medals Presented to Army ROTC @ SDSU

San Diego American Legion District 22 ROTC Chairman, Curtis Witherspoon, and Alternate National Executive Committeeman, Ed Grimsley present the American Legion Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence Medals to Army ROTC Cadets at San Diego State University University on 26 April 2018. Congratulations to the below listed awardees. American Legion Military Excellence Medal MSIII Cadet Forest A. Mowles MSIV Cadet Lemer L. Sarno           &nb...
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Local teen places in top 3 of the National American Legion Oratorical Contest

American Legion Post 255 in National City discovered the Department of California’s Oratorical Champion and third place finisher at the National Oratorical Contest held in Indianapolis on 14 & 15 April 2018. Nathan York finished in third place out of 52 high school orators that spoke on the U.S. Constitution. Nathan earned a $14,000.00 scholarship for his outstanding skill and delivery. Nathan is a 17-year-old homeschooled student and is the sixth sibling in his family to be sponsored by ...
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CALVAR launches Helmets For Heroes Campaign

The California American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation (CALVAR) Foundation launches the "Helmets For Heroes" fundraising campaign. Members of the American Legion family are encouraged to deposit their change in the helmets throughout the year. During the months of May & June participants are asked to turn in their donations from the helmet campaign to their respective Districts. At the Annual Department Convention, District Commanders will present the Department Commander with ...
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American Legion Military & Scholastic Medals Presented to Navy ROTC @ USD

San Diego American Legion District 22 ROTC Chairman, Curtis Witherspoon, presents the American Legion Military Excellence and Scholastic Excellence Medals to Navy ROTC Midshipmen at the University of San Diego on 7 April 2018. Congratulations to the below listed awardees. American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal: Midshipman Patrick Farney Midshipman Joshua Little American Legion Military Excellence Medal: Midshipman Tye Rodne Midshipman Thomas Sun  
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The American Legion Endowed Veteran Scholarship @ SDSU Awardee Announced

The 2017 recipient of The American Legion District 22 Endowed Veterans Scholarship is Joseph Ross. Joseph served in the United States Air Force, he's a former Firefighter with a degree in Fire Technology. Aside from his studies at SDSU, he is an advocate for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and enjoys volunteering with Honor Flight San Diego. Joseph is the newest member of The American Legion Post 731 in Linda Vista. Congratulations Joseph!
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Protecting Veteran Halls – AB 1249

Great news! After 3 years we have finally moved a veterans hall property tax exemption bill to the Governor’s desk! This is the time for veterans and their supporters to contact the Governor and ask him to SIGN THE BILL! AB 1249-Gray (Property taxation: exemptions: veterans’ organizations) will bring relief to Veterans Service Organizations who have veterans posts. This bill will also benefit the veterans and community organizations that meet in these locations halls. Currently many vetera...
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San Diego County American Legion Baseball

District 22 Legion Baseball Commissioner  Peter-Rolf Ohnstad sends: At this year's State convention our new District Commander Chris Yates and National Executive Committeeman Ed Grimsley requested that I accept the position of Legion Baseball Commissioner for District 22. My mission is to reintroduce American Legion sponsored baseball in San Diego County.  Essentially we have to reinvent ourselves in bringing back to our region what was once a very proud tradition.  This mission is fully within...
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