About Our Organization
From the District Commander to the Sergeant of Arms…We are here to help!
7th "Pioneer" District in Motion
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Several Posts met or exceeded their membership goals for 2021. Great job!
Anita Post 210
The Post Honor Guard attended the Iowa State Fair in August. Here they are posing with another parade entry.
Sydney Post 128 Instilling Americanism
Americanism is important and Sydney Post 128 is leading by example when they provided their local school American Flags for their classrooms.
District President Blazek
7th Pioneer District Auxiliary President delivers donation to the Fisher House in Omaha, part of the Western IA/NE VA Healthcare System.
7th District Commander, 2019-2020
District Commander 2021-2023
Amy Muse hails from Glenwood, IA. At the Spring Conference in Silver City, Amy was elected to the office of District Commander .
Our 2021-2022 District Team
Each post in The American Legion is a separate and distinct unit of our organization. Each post functions independently of other posts. The District Commander and entire team has the responsibility for providing the link between individuals, posts and department. The department, in turn, provides the link between the districts, and your national office ties all 55 departments together. The part the District Team plays in this communication process is vital to the success of The American Legion.
7th District Vice Commanders, 2021-2022
7th District Zone Vice Commanders
Stanley Slaven, Post 547
Zone 1 Vice Commander
107 3rd Ave, Portsmouth, IA 51565
Tele: (712) 743-3663
Lynn Zajicek, Post 372
Zone 2 Vice Commander
310 S.E. 4th St, Panora, IA 50216
Tele: (641) 757-0311
Sharlene Anderson, Post 2
Zone 3 Vice Commander
Area of responsibility: Pottawatomie and Mills counties. Contact Information:
1468 Indian Hills Rd,Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Tele: (712) 309-5640
Mitch Braums, Post 43
Zone 4 Vice Commander
Area of responsibility: Cass and Adair counties. Contact information:
68384 770th St., Messena, IA 50853
Tele: (712) 590-0323
Gary Whipple, Post 128
Zone 5 Vice Commander
Area of responsibility: Fremont, Page and Montgomery counties. Contact information:
Tele: (712) 313-0126
Terry Joynes, Post 578
Zone 6 Vice Commander
Area of responsibility: Adams and Taylor counties. Contact Information:
P.O. Box 193, Gravity, IA 50848
Tele: (712) 542-0128
7th District Executive Committee
Barry “The Hawk” Hiller
-or- Post Commander of the Post in the County Seat town
Veterans Bring Iowa Federal Dollars
Veterans are crucial to Iowa’s very livelihood! If $19,933,900.00 does not get local, county and state officials to recognize the power Iowa Veterans bring to the table, then we are not communicating this information. This dollar amount was the VA total expenditure in Iowa FY 2020. For the latest VA Expenditures: https://www.va.gov/vetdata/expenditures.asp
Another way of looking at this information is that Congressional District 3 Veterans brought $5,035,400.00 into our Congressional District in total VA expenditures. This represents Iowa jobs, federal tax dollar in Iowa’s economy, medical care received that may have not normally been paid for providing Medicaid and Medicare relief for other Iowans.
Veteran Population in 7th District
Veteran population estimates, as of September 30, 2020, are produced by the VA Predictive Analytics and Actuary Service.
Dollar Amount of Medical Care Veterans of 7th District Received
Dollar Amount of VA Compensation & Pension Veterans of the 7th District Received
Taken from the Annual GDX FY 2020.
The Compensation & Pension expenditures include dollars for the following programs: veterans’ compensation and pension (C&P) for service-connected disabilities; dependency and indemnity compensation for service-connected deaths; veterans’ pension for non-service connected disabilities; and burial and other benefits to veterans and their survivors.
Dollar Amount of VA Education & Rehabilitation Veterans of 7th District Received
Please let us help by answering your questions and taking your suggestions.
Amy Muse, 7th District Commander
Jim Schoening, 7th District Membership Chairman