The American Legion 2018 Election Guide

Greetings Legion Family,   I hope this email finds you well. As I am sure all of you are aware, Election Day is this coming Tuesday (Go vote). Election Day is extremely vital to the United States, as we get to elect the leaders we hope will take our nation in the correct direction.   The American Legion interacts with all 535 Members of Congress, with a particular focus on the Veterans Affairs Committees and Armed Services. The attached Election Night Guide highlights the races of the Member...
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Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage will end on 31 December 2018. Are you ready to make a decision on which is the best Dental and/or Vision plan for you and your family? FEDVIP open enrollment is rapidly approaching and MOAA is here to help. Tune in on Tuesday, October 9 at 2 pm Eastern, as our MOAA benefits professionals Shane Ostrom and Paul Frost guide you through How to shop for a FEDVIP dental and vision plan. We'll use the BENEFEDS comparison tool to discuss and compare potenti...
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100th Anniversary Media Toolkit

Legacy and vision These are the two primary planks in The American Legions 100th Anniversary Celebration platform. Since The American Legion National Executive Committee passed Resolution 31 in 2011, plans for the organizations centennial celebration in 2018 and 2019 have followed two related paths: the legacy of the last 100 years and vision for the next 100. At the national level, The American Legion centennial will be honored in multiple ways including a Gift to the Nation, an illustrated h...
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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 Ameri...
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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, and Judge Advocate, California American Legion Press Association Homelessness among military veterans has exploded in California, according to Bruce M. Drake, assistant director, Troop, and Family Support, from The American Legions national headquarters offices in Indianapolis, Indiana. Drake was in San Diego on Tuesday, May 1, to present donated items in response to an Operation Comfort ...
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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               Ame...
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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 and 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 Ameri...
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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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