7th “Pioneer” District

The Days of the Pioneers are not Past.

– Elder Dallen H. Oaks

Why Join The Legion?

The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization. Made up of U.S. wartime veterans and their families, the Legion has made significant contributions to veterans and local communities.

Our Legion Posts

Local American Legion posts have been the foundation of The American Legion for a over Century. Without the membership of local posts, very little would be accomplished across Iowa and the Nation. Legion support of local communities is second to none.

Local Legion Programs

Legion programs change lives across Iowa and the Nation and local progrmas greatly contribute to these programs in numerous ways. Our programs make an impact in the lives of those involved, which provide a positive ripple effect in local communities.

What we Do

Our Mission:

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Americanism

The American Legion’s love of God and country with a keen sense of devotion to patriotic ideals can be traced back to the earliest roots of the organization.

Children & Youth

Since its founding in 1919, The American Legion has been a staunch supporter of children and youth and that same commitment continues today.

National Security

National Security is of the utmost importance to the world and our country to ensure the United States does not lose its status as a first-rate world power.

Veteran Affairs

For more than a century, The American Legion has been the nation’s leading advocate for proper health care and earned benefits for America’s veterans.

We Believe in our military family…

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Don’t Let the Opportunity Wait Any Longer

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

“The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.”

“Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans.”

“Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of service embers and veterans. S.A.L. members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.”

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Anita Hosting Pioneers Fall Conference 2021

Anita will host the Seventh “Pioneer” District Fall Conference on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the American Legion Post 210, 740 Main St., Anita, IA! The team building/social event will be on Friday, October 1 from 5:00 pm to @10:00 pm. Anita Post is planning a band and family friendly games outside (weather dependent). There will be an information table and brochures for Posts to raid.

Conference Registration is planned from 9:00 to 10:00 am. District Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 am to conduct business. Conference starts promptly at 10:00 am with The American Legion of Iowa on the agenda. Memorial Service and lunch @noon at the Community Bldg where the 7th District Auxiliary will also be meeting for its Fall Conference. Call Angie Blazek for details 641-344-5895.

Post training will begin at 1:00 pm. There will be a more formal schedule sent to Posts Adjutants and posted on this website as well as Facebook and email communication once classes are finalized. For more information call Amy Muse at 712-310-5598.Anita will have military vehicle static displays as well. (Mitch may even pull off a fly by!). You can attend all or parts of Conference. For lunch, the customary $10.00 fee will apply. We will be practicing social distancing per Iowa Guidelines. If you have signs and symptoms, please do not plan to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm currently on Active Duty. Am I eligible?
Yes, you are a veteran. The current eligibility period from is from December 1941 – Present, and includes the current war campaigns.  All current active duty military are eligible for membership.
I'm currently in the National Guard/Reserve. My unit was activated under Title 10 orders during a qualifying time period. Am I eligible?
Yes, you are a veteran. Title 10 orders are issued by the Secretary of Defense and therefore are federal orders.
I served during one of the qualifying periods, but was never in a combat zone. Am I eligible?
Yes, you are a veteran. Location of active duty service is not a consideration for membership.
I didn't retire from the military, but was on active duty during one of the qualifying time periods. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are a veteran. As long as you have served at least one day of federal active duty during any qualifying period, you are eligible for membership. President Trump signed the LEGION ACT which changed eligibility periods, the last being December 7, 1941 to present!

My National Guard unit was activated for crowd control under Title 32 orders during one of the qualifying periods. Am I eligible?

Most likely, you are a qualified Veteran, not for your Title 32 orders issued under a governor’s authority, whereas Title 10 orders are issued from the Secretary of Defense. Do you have 1 day of active orders since December 7, 1941? You are eligible!

Contact Us

Please let us help by answering your questions and taking your suggestions.

seventhdistrict@ialegion.org

Amy Muse, 7th District Commander

(712) 310-5598

dotstateguy@msn.com

Jim Schoening, 7th District Membership Chairman

(712) 525-1170

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