7th “Pioneer” District

Team 7th District:

A Band of Brothers and Sisters in Arms for a Greater Good!

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…

Join over 2 million Veterans

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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7th District Spring Conference

7th District “Pioneers” will be holding its Mid-Winter Conference on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Gordon May American Legion Post 439 at 508 Mail St., Silver City, IA!

Registration is from 8:00 to 9:00 am. District Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 am to conduct business. Conference starts promptly at 9:00 am. Memorial Service and lunch @noon. For more information call Gary Whipple at 712-313-0126.

There will be a social on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the same location starting at 17:30. The 7th District Auxiliary will be meeting at Silver City United Methodist Church, 208 Oak St., Silver City, IA.

We will be practicing social distancing per Iowa Guidelines. If you have signs and symptoms, or have been told to quarantine, 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.
My National Guard unit was activated for crowd control under Title 32 orders during one of the qualifying periods. Am I eligible?
No. Title 32 orders are issued under a governor’s authority, whereas Title 10 orders are issued from the Secretary of Defense.

Contact Us

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

glwhipple@gmail.com

Gary Whipple, 7th District Commander

(228) 304-2876

scpost439@msn.com

Jim Schoening, 7th District Membership Chairman

(712) 525-1170

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