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The national organization of

The American Legion,

by NEC resolution, has officially cancelled

the national convention scheduled for

28 August – 3 September in Louisville, KY.

 

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Dear American Legion Family,

Many times I have mentioned the importance of conducting Buddy Checks throughout this crisis. It is especially vital that we check on senior citizens. Legion College graduate Jennifer Gedney Havlick (Class of 2018) has brought it to a new level. A member of Post 109 in Twin Harbors, Minn., she has formulated a plan  called Enhanced Buddy Checks. (click here)

It includes organizing response teams with captains, daily morale calls, and shopping for those who are self-quarantined. Even tasks such as bringing trash cans to the curb are not overlooked. Performing these tasks for others can save lives to those who may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

In its early stages, Buddy Checks were seen as a way to improve communication. During this national emergency, it is more important than ever before.

Bill Oxford
National Commander

Commander's Pin

Purchase a pin now and support the Colorado Veterans Assistance Fund! This fund was created to give immediate assistance to Colorado veterans in need. It fast, fair and red tape free, thus getting the assistance to those in greatest need faster! We veterans are stubborn, we have a hard time ever asking for help, this gives the relief where it is needed when the veterans finally ask for help.

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To Our Legion Family and Friends,

We sincerely care about the well-being and safety of our Legionnaires and Staff. In light of the recent pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will not be accepting any visitors Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at Department Headquarters, until further notice. We hope that taking this precaution early, will give us all the best opportunity to stay safe and healthy.

Department Convention

The annual department convention will be held June 25-28, 2020 at the Elegante Hotel,2886 S Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone: (719) 576-5900. Please call to make your reservations.

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Dean Noechel is eligible for his membership in the American Legion from his honorable service in the United States Army from 1999 to 2005, he served in the United States Army as a Blackhawk helicopter repairer (15T). During his military time he served with the 68th Medical Company (AA) and the 571st Medical Company (AA). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004 as a Medevac Crew chief. He was awarded the Air Medal with Valor and the Air Medal for service.

Dean joined The American Legion in Colorado in 2003, he held the offices of Post Commander, Post Senior Vice Commander and Post Adjutant. He joined the District 7 Team in 2013 serving as the District Senior Vice Commander 2013-2015, District Commander 2015-2016. In 2016 Dean was recognized for his leadership with in The American Legion District 7 as a Race To The Top District Commander Category II.

Dean joined the Department Team as Junior Vice Commander for Colorado 2016-2018. While serving as a Junior Vice Commander he was selected as Department of Colorado Legionnaire of The Year 2017, Silver Brigade Recruiter 2017, Gold Brigade Recruiter 2018. He recently served as Senior Vice Commander and Membership Chairman 2018-2019. Dean has served The American Legion at the Post, District, Department and National Levels, he believes in our Country, Our Communities and Our Children.

The Commanders project is the Colorado Veterans Assistance Fund, all donations can be made and mailed to:American Legion Dept. of Colorado, 7465 E 1st Avenue Suite D, Denver, Co 80230

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world.

Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

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Please visit usaa.com/legion or call 877 699-2654